The Royal Opera - La bohème Reviews
11 July 2020
Thomas Oliemans (Schaunard), Matthew Rose (Colline)
Joseph Calleja (Rodolfo), Carmen Giannattasio (Mimi)
Donald Maxwell (Alcindoro), Nuccia Focile (Musetta)
Fabio Capitanucci (Marcello)
Joseph Calleja (Rodolfo), Carmen Giannattasio (Mimi)

Performance reviews

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La bohème

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 14

Alagna, Gheorghiu : des retrouvailles manquées
5 Jul 12 / Forum Opéra
In the pit Semyon Bychkov turns Puccini’s heart-breaker into an evening of Mahlerian proportions
10 May 12 / What's on Stage
The attraction was the Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja as Rodolfo
6 May 12 / The Observer
This is as good a Bohème as you will see
4 May 12 / The Jewish Chronicle
It felt as spontaneous as it was heartening
3 May 12 / Independent
Seeing Bohème afresh ... in its 25th revival
3 May 12 / The Opera Critic
Veteran – even vintage – La bohème still satisfies at Covent Garden
3 May 12 / Seen and Heard
The very fact that this performance lacked a certain gloss made it all the more believable, more "real"
3 May 12 / Musical Criticism
Semyon Bychkov conducted an account that took joy in Puccini’s details
3 May 12 / Classical Source
In Semyon Bychkov the Royal Opera House has found an exceptional interpreter of Puccini's score
2 May 12 / Music OMH
John Copley's most durable piece of work comes up trumps again
2 May 12 / The Stage
A balance of bravura and high emotion from a starry cast in Puccini's classic
2 May 12 / The Arts Desk
Semyon Bychkov's interpretation isn't Puccini
2 May 12 / Opera Britannia
The cast is excellent
2 May 12 / The Guardian
Production details
Calleja/Alagna, Giannattasio/Gheorghiu, Capitanucci/Petean, Oliemans, Rose/Vorobiev, Focile/Pierard, White, Maxwell
(c) Bychkov (d) Copley
Performance dates
30 April, 3, 5, 8, 12, 17 May, 19, 23 June 2012
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