The award-winning Kally Lloyd-Jones directs Puccini’s tragic story of young love lost as Edinburgh Grand Opera present La Bohème at Church Hill Theatre on 16, 18 and 19 March.
Now in its 61st year, Edinburgh Grand Opera goes from strength to strength with their new production of Puccini’s tragic love story set on the wintry streets of Paris.
As the snow falls on a vibrant Christmas eve in the French capital’s Latin Quarter, four struggling artists live the bohemian life to the full. When Rodolfo meets Mimi, they fall madly in love – but she is devastatingly ill and their world falls apart. The wonderfully evocative music of Puccini brings their tragic love story to life in unforgettable fashion.
La Bohème is directed by Lloyd-Jones, whose Nijinsky’s Last Jump was one of the major hits of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe garnering five-star reviews in The Guardian, The Times and The Herald.
La Bohème stars a wealth of emerging professional talent as soloists, and is conducted by Susannah Wapshott (music director for Scottish Opera’s wildly successful touring productions of Rodelinda and Macbeth) and designed by Janis Hart (Dance Derby, Company Chordelia and Scottish Opera).
Edinburgh Grand Opera is a unique company, which combines the best of the amateur and professional arts scenes in Scotland. The chorus-based company produce ambitious, fully-staged operas featuring an orchestra and emerging young professional soloists.
Edinburgh Grand Opera present La Bohème, Church Hill Theatre, Morningside Road, Wednesday 16, Friday 18, Saturday 19 March, 7.30pm, £12-£20 Tickets available via 0131-228 1155, usherhall.co.uk