La petite bohème

This production is no longer available.
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Be transported to a crisp, winter evening in Paris with this short animated re-imagining of Act III of Puccini’s best-loved opera La bohème.

Once madly in love, Rodolfo and Mimì have fallen on hard times – Mimì’s illness is getting worse and Rodolfo is driven to jealousy and rage. In this famously heart-rending act, the couple reaches breaking point. Can their love survive the harsh winter?

Matthew Robins’ 20-minute animation is a unique retelling of Act III of La bohème that captures the emotion and humour of Puccini’s classic opera and features a newly-recorded soundtrack by the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North and four soloists.

La petite bohème was available to watch from Thursday 17 December – midnight on Monday 4 January. This production is no longer available.

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Cast & Creative


CONDUCTOR: Matthew Kofi Waldren

MIMÌ: Katie Bird

RODOLFO: Thomas Atkins

MARCELLO: Tim Nelson

MUSETTO: James Kryshak


We're grateful to Wykeland Group for their support of this project, enabling us to stream this production in December and bring it live to Hull in 2021.