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 will be available soon. Set an alert for when tickets are on sale.
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.
Tickets for La Bohème in New York will be on sale soon.