Puccini's La Bohème Tickets
Puccini's La Bohème Information
Let your heart wander to The Metropolitan Opera for La Bohème, Puccini's esteemed classic that has become one of the most commonly performed operas worldwide. This season, the Met will present the 40th anniversary run of Franco Zeffirelli's landmark staging of the opera. La Bohème tickets are available now.
The La Bohème opera follows a group of Bohemian artists, writers, and handiworkers, living in 19th-century Paris. The central stories are of lovers: A fated romance blossoms between the writer Rodolfo and the seamstress Mimì, and the painter Marcello and singer Musetta enter into a tumultuous, on-again-off-again relationship. The characters confront class disparities, sickness, and rent troubles as they seek true happiness. La Bohème presents a timeless tale that is not without tragedy, but that proves the power of love.
La Bohème premiered at Italy's Teatro Regio in 1896. Since its premiere, it has been performed in dozens of countries across Europe, South America, North America, and Australia. Its premiere with The Metropolitan Opera took place in December 1900, and it was the last opera performed at the company's original venue on 39th Street and Broadway before moving to the current Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center. La Bohème is also the basis for the 1996 hit rock musical Rent by Jonathan Larsson, which follows a group of Bohemian friends struggling through the AIDS crisis.
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Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Puccini’s timeless tragedy for the first time at the Met, leading soprano Eleonora Buratto and tenor Stephen Costello as the bohemian lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, and soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan and baritone Davide Luciano as the on-again-off-again Musetta and Marcello. Later in the run, James Gaffigan takes the podium to conduct a second exceptional cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s beloved staging, with sopranos Susanna Phillips and Latonia Moore, tenor Charles Castronovo, and baritone Quinn Kelsey.
World premiere: Teatro Regio, Turin, 1896. La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. It has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression and to reveal unsuspected treasures after dozens of hearings. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss; on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things—a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor—that make up our everyday lives.
April 21st, 2023
June 9th, 2023
Metropolitan Opera House