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Franco Zeffirelli’s magnificent 1981 staging of the world’s most popular opera is performed by the incredible Met Opera Company.

Met Opera La Bohème Tickets Available Now

Puccini’s timeless tragic love story La Bohème returns to the Metropolitan Opera House this year, in an evocative and thrilling revival of Franco Zeffirelli’s magnificent staging. Book now to watch one of the world’s most popular operas in this gripping production, perfect for fans of the genre and anyone who is experiencing opera for the first time.

What is La Bohème about?

This famous opera recounts the ill-fated romance between poor seamstress Mimi and artist Rodolfo, who live in Paris’ Latin Quarter with their bohemian friends. The couple manage to scrape together enough money to get by, until illness hits them with devastating consequences.

Franco Zeffirelli - best-known as a movie director and for his sumptuous adaptation of Romeo and Juliet - premiered his staging of La Bohème at the Met Opera in 1981. Its lavishly detailed and transporting vision has been revisited again and again in the years since, and it is now one of the quintessential versions of Puccini’s opera that audiences can watch.

Who wrote La Bohème?

La Bohème was written by Giacomo Puccini and is one of his most famous creations. The Italian composer’s other works include Tosca and Madama Butterfly, and are all rooted in his distinctive style - grounded in real life rather than fantasy, with rich stories of romance and tragedy.

The opera has a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, and is based on Henri Murger’s 1851 novel Scènes de la vie de bohème.

At the Met Opera, conductors Carlo Rizzi and Marco Armiliato take to the podium to lead this revival of Zeffirelli’s La Bohème staging.

La Bohème Met Opera Cast

The cast of La Bohème in New York includes sopranos Federica Lombardi, Anita Hartig, and Elena Stikhina alternating as Mimi; tenors Matthew Polenzani, Stephen Costello and Joseph Calleja alternating as Rodolfo; sopranos Olga Kulchynska, Heidi Stober, and Kristina Mkhitaryan as Musetta; and baritones Adam Plachetka and Alexey Markov as Marcello.

See the World’s Most Famous Opera With Tickets for La Bohème

Whether you are seeing this opera for the first time or the 50th, La Bohème never fails to reveal hidden depths, surprising details, and an indelible story that brims with passion and sorrow. Don’t miss this landmark production, performed by some of the world’s best opera singers, at the Metropolitan Opera House this year.

Sorry this show closed 13 January 2024.

Performance dates:
13 Jan 2024 - 13 Jan 2024
Running time:
3 hours and 5 minutes including an 2 intermissions.
Age recommendation:
No age recommendation has been set. See Audience Notes for content warnings.

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