Bohéma
Opera

La bohème

Giacomo Puccini
The State Opera
Traditional adaptation
Popular title

Dear spectators,

The National Theatre operates at full capacity and all purchased tickets remain valid. However, it is obligatory to wear a face mask or other similar protection of the nose and mouth inside the theatre.

Spectators entrance, stay in the theatre and the subsequent exit is organized by the theatre staff in a special mode so that the visitors of the individual sectors are separated from each other and do not have to meet even in the areas of refreshments, restrooms or cloak rooms.

Thank you for respecting the government regulations and we look forward to seeing you.

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  • October
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  • January 2021
    October 2020

    Thursday 15. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Wednesday 21. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Sunday 25. 10.
    18:00

    Tickets available

    Saturday 31. 10.
    18:00

    Tickets available

    November 2020

    Friday 6. 11.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Friday 13. 11.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Sunday 22. 11.
    18:00

    Tickets available

    Friday 27. 11.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    December 2020

    Saturday 12. 12.
    18:00

    Tickets available

    Friday 18. 12.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Tuesday 22. 12.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Friday 25. 12.
    18:00

    Tickets available

    January 2021

    Saturday 16. 1.
    18:00

    Tickets available

    Basic information

    Venue

    The State Opera

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 15 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

    Language

    In Italian, subtitles in Czech, English

    Premiere

    October 23, 2008

    The inspired and elegant La bohème production, directed by Ondřej Havelka, was nominated for Production of the Year 2008 in the traditional Divadelní noviny poll.

    The Paris-based painter and writer Henry Murger’s book Scènes de la vie de bohème (1851) was a great success and Puccini immediately sensed the enormous dramatic potential in the work. The moving story of the love between the poet Rodolfo and the tender Mimi, who is not destined to live long, and of the friendship of four young Montmartre artists was an ideal theme for an opera.

    Cast

    • 2020-2021

    Creatives

    About

    The State Opera Chorus and Orchestra

    In the last decade of the 19th century, new themes taken over from contemporary realistic literature began appearing in Italian opera. Emil Zola’s literary Naturalism, purged of Romantic idealisation, strove to depict the world with all its attendant suffering, while the same path was also taken by Italian verismo, focusing on themes whose action, replete with passion, many a time led to a violent ending. The Paris-based painter and writer Henry Murger’s book Scenes de la vie de boheme, published in 1851, was a great success and Puccini immediately sensed the enormous dramatic potential in the work.

    The moving story of the love between the poet Rodolfo and the tender Mimi, who is not destined to live long, and of the friendship of four young Montmartre artists was an ideal theme for an opera. It was premiered on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio in Turin, conducted by Arturo Toscanini.

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Buffets at the State Opera

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

    Menu

    Parking at the State opera

    While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.

    Our e-shop

    La bohème Programme

    A booklet for the production of La bohème

    70 Kč

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