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Opera houses in 4 parts
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henry Murger
First performed at Teatro Regio, Turin, 1st February 1896
Editions G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH, Berlin
A cura di Mario Parenti

Production Opéra de Lausanne

Mimi Emily Dorn
Rodolfo Giorgio Berrugi
Musetta Anne Sophie Petit
Marcello Vittorio Prato
Colline Luigi De Donato
Schaunard Benoît Capt
Benoît / Alcindoro Mario Marchisio
Parpignol Marin Yonchev
Un douanier Louis Morvan
Le sergent des douanes Mohammed Haidar

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Opéra de Lausanne
Choir prepared by Jacques Blanc
Maîtrise Opéra of Conservatoire de Lausanne
prepared by Stephanie Burkhard & Pierre-Louis Nanchen

Conductor Frank Beermann
Director Claude Stratz
Set and costume designer Ezio Toffolutti
Lighting designer Henri Merzeau

Sunday 19 March 2017, 5PM
Wednesday 22
March 2017, 7PM
Friday 24
March 2017, 8PM
Sunday 26
March 2017, 3PM
Wednesday 29 March 2017, 7PM

Ticket price CHF 25.- to 170.-
Duration: 2h15 (one intermission included)

Rodolfo and Mimi are deeply in love and living in a Parisian attic in the 1830's. They lead a happy existence, complete with quarrels and parties with their artist friends, until Mimi becomes ill with tuberculosis. Under a false pretext, Rodolfo breaks it off with her. In reality, he knows that he will never be able to give her the life that her current state requires. Despite everything, their relationship endures until Mimi's tragic end.

Events around the production

Espace 2 radio programme

Saturday 29 April 2017, 8PM
Work to be broadcast in À l'Opéra - Production by Serene Regard and Martine Guers

Forum Opéra conference

Tuesday 21 February 2017, 6:45PM
Salon Alice Bailly of Opéra de Lausanne
Speakers: Sandro Cometta and Pierre Michot
«Dictionnaire amoureux de La bohème»
Entrance fee: CHF 15.- / 12.-
Information on www.forum-opera.ch

Conference University of Lausanne

Thursday 9 March 2017, 5:15PM
Anthropole, Unil
Speaker: Sandro Cometta
Free entrance
Information on www.unil.ch/lettres