The Royal Opera - La bohème Reviews
11 July 2020
Rolando Villazon (Rodolfo), Maija Kovalevska (Mimi)
Nahuel di Pierro (Colline), Audun Iversen (Marcello), Rolando Villazon (Rodolfo), David Bizic (Schaunard), Jeremy White (Benoit)
General Scene
Rolando Villazon (Rodolfo), Maija Kovalevska (Mimi)
Stefania Dovhan (Musetta), Audun Iversen (Marcello)

Performance reviews

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La bohème

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 13

The naturalistic production still looks achingly beautiful or depressingly seedy, as required
20 Feb 13 / What's on Stage
The star of the show remains the production itself
19 Feb 13 / Opera Britannia
High jinks from companiable La bohème cast
18 Jan 13 / Seen and Heard
A so-so Bohème
23 Dec 12 / The Observer
Seasonal revival has dated feel
20 Dec 12 / Music OMH
When Mimì is in more robust vocal health than Rodolfo in Act III of La bohème, something is sadly amiss
20 Dec 12 / Opera Britannia
Latvian soprano Maija Kovalevska is well suited to the role of Mimi in her homely, demure appearance
19 Dec 12 / Classical Source
Sir Mark Elder’s conducting is precise, perceptive and flexible
19 Dec 12 / The Stage
Maija Kovalevska's voice may not be the sweetest but it was strong and secure
19 Dec 12 / What's on Stage
Maija Kovalevska's Mimì is compelling
19 Dec 12 / The Guardian
This revival of a 1974 staging features the return to the London stage of Rolando Villazón
19 Dec 12 / Financial Times (via Google)
Even after 38 years its sturdy naturalism still feels fresh
19 Dec 12 / Independent
Villazón under pressure in a lowish-temperature revival of flagging old production
18 Dec 12 / The Arts Desk
Production details
Villazón/Popov/Ilincai/Grigolo, Kovalevska/Hartig/Gerzmava, Iversen/Viviani, Bizic/Arduini, di Pierro/Vinco, Dovhan/Yoncheva, White, Maxwell/Allenby
(c) Elder/Joel (d) Copley
Performance dates
17, 20, 22 December 2012, 3, 5, 7, 10, 18 January, 16(m), 18, 27 February, 2(m), 5, 9, 12 March 2013
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