La boheme royal opera house 2017

La Boheme at the Royal Opera House: Opera review

la boheme royal opera house 2017

Richard Jones perfectly captures the blend of tragedy and comedy in La boheme, and Your Reaction: What did you think of Puccini's La boheme /18?.

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Royal Opera House, London, Poor Puccini. He suffers more than any other composer I know from being treated as a box-office draw. Dmitri Tcherniakov notwithstanding , Carmen is perhaps not so dissimilar; yet, given its status as the sole Bizet opera worth staging Lord preserve us from the tedium of another Pearl Fishers the situation remains different. I wondered, then, what Richard Jones might make of the same opera. My sense, whilst away, was that reception of its first outing had not generally been favourable.

With Antonio Pappano conducting with perfect control, especially in his use of breathtakingly quiet passages that brought out the powerful emotions of the piece, this was a real musical treat. Individually the cast was very strong, but the relationships between the characters seemed not to come out in the opening scene where a painter, a poet, a musician and a philosopher share their penniless artistic lives. The set was as gloriously garret-like as I have seen, and the parts were sung beautifully, but the passion was missing in their technically good performances. I even thought this might look better when transmitted as part of the ROH Live Cinema series on October 3 as close-ups on the simgers can cover up the lack of interplay between them. By the time the final act arrived, when the doomed Mimi returns to the garret to die among her friends, they had all got it right and aided by the unbeatable combination of Pappano and Puccini, this was as perfect a tear-jerking finale as I have ever seen in this opera.

La boheme: Tuesday 3 October , pm and Mariusz Kwiecien in Richard Jones's new production of Puccini's passionate opera.
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Nothing entertains affluent old people more than the spectacle of starving young people dying to Puccini. For 41 years the Royal Opera had such a production. In its place comes a production by Richard Jones that is neither brazenly radical nor meticulously rooted in period, neither breathtakingly picturesque nor shockingly stripped down. In fact, the first adjective that springs to mind is routine and the second is dull. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Already a member?



La Boheme review efficient but antiseptic production generates passion only in the pit

John Copley's venerable staging lasted for 43 years and the one before that Peter Brook reviving a pre-war production had a decent innings running from I doubt this new effort from Richard Jones will last half as long, not because it's controversial in any respect but because it's tepid.,

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