Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781849430838
Binding: PaperBack

La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini, Robin Norton-Hale

PaperBack (27 Jul 2010)

Winner of 'Best Off West End Production' at the 2011 What's On Stage Awards

Winner of 2011 Laurence Olivier Award for  "Best New Opera Production"

The writer, the lover, the artist, the flirt. Out tonight in Soho and falling in love. A new set of bohemians take over Soho Theatre and bar in this electric new English translation of La Bohème, a tale of love and tragedy, indulgence and excess. Having wowed audiences at Kilburn’s Cock Tavern in a record-breaking, sell-out six-month run, Soho Theatre takes on opera for the very first time as Puccini’s La Bohème is retold for contemporary Soho with a talented, classically trained young cast.
This production was proclaimed the Critics’ Choice by The Times, The Telegraph, the Sunday Times and the Independent on Sunday.



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ISBN13 9781849430838
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


‘A madly brilliant reimaging’ * * * * - The Times

‘This is Puccini without a safety net and it works’ * * * * - Evening Standard

‘Transfers effortlessly from 1830s Paris to contemporary London... in Norton-Hale's canny translation, the words and notes both make their mark … this is about as real as verismo gets.” - The Guardian

"A riotous coup de théâtre that fizzes with fun and fabulousness... A Bohème quite unlike any other - * * * *" - The Metro

‘Robin Norton-Hale’s sharp, demotic translation... seems set fair to bring Puccini’s indestructible masterpiece to many more punters, opera fans and neophytes alike...charted with an immediacy that one does not always get in a larger house...intensely affecting - * * * *" - Evening Standard

“Opera Up Close’s La Boheme is striking, funny and heartbreaking. It will introduce opera to a whole new audience. It will take opera’s existing audience and give them a good shake and slap in the face. You will cheer loudly. The revolution has begun and it is being led by Opera Up Close.” 5 stars – Public Reviews

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