The season ends in May with the passionate, timeless and indelible love story of young artists in Paris, La Bohème by Puccini. It is one of the most beautiful, tragic, moving and complex operas of the Italian opera repertoire, and an essential title that has been performed on 28 occasions in the Bilbao season.

This tragic and immortal story has the ability to be powerfully attractive from the very beginning, which makes it one of the most appreciated and admired operas at the international level and one of the favourite operas of the public, the record companies and the theatres. The relevance of this title and its eternal appeal are reflected in its widespread popularity.

This work, defined by Puccini as the opera of “piccole cose”, is set in the Latin Quarter of Paris and the common thread of the plot is the love story of two young bohemian artists, Mimì and Rodolfo. The soprano from Gipuzkoa Miren Urbieta plays the role of the heartbreaking seamstress attentive to the afflictions of her enamoured poet, Celso Albelo. The soprano Marina Monzó and the baritone Manel Esteve are the impetuous lovers Musetta and Marcello.

One of the keys to the success of this opera is the enormous musical beauty and dramatic efficacy of its orchestral palette, where feelings and instincts are reflected in the musical motifs as well as in the objects and settings. Pedro Halffter accompanies the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa in this sentimental narrative.

On the stage, a production devised by the legendary baritone, and now also stage director, Leo Nucci. Of a traditional, classic and realistic style, with period scenes and costumes and brave and effective lighting, it depicts the typical Paris of the 19th Century with a reconstruction of the Latin Quarter full of charm and subtle details.

Póxima Representación:
18/05/2024 19:00
Euskalduna Bilbao
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LA BOHEME 17 May'24 18:30 Universidad de Deusto

Speaker: Pablo Lorenzo Rodriguez
Biography: Doctor in History of Art and Musicology from the University of Zaragoza, he is a professor in the Human Sciences Department of the University of La Rioja, where  he teaches acting, drama and discology at the Master’s Degree in Musicology. He has published articles and monographs in various specialized magazines and publishing houses, and has collaborated in the revised editions of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and the Oxford Companion to Music. In addition to his teaching and research, he does considerable work as a music critic and populariser. He writes reviews and opinions about classical music in the newspaper El País as well as a column on recordings in the magazine Scherzo, where he also publishes the blog “Canon alla rovescia”.