La Boheme

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.

Get tickets for La Bohème in New York now.

Running time: 
3 hours 5 minutes
Giacomo Puccini
Gil Wechsler
Franco Zeffirelli
Peter J. Hall
Cast list:
Anita Hartig, Maria Agresta, Eleonora Buratto (alternating as Mimì), Charles Castronovo, Yusif Eyvazov (alternating as Rodolfo), Federica Lombardi, Gabriella Reyes, Aleksandra Kurzak (alternating as Musetta), Artur Ruciński, Lucas Meachem, Quinn Kelsey (alternating as Marcello)
Other info:
Staging by Franco Zeffirelli, Conducted by Eun Sun Kim and Carlo Rizzi
La Bohème Performance Dates & Times
Opening date: 
November 9, 2021
May 27, 2022
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