Hong Kong and Italian operas unite for La Boheme

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 September, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 September, 2010, 12:00am

La Boheme is coming to Hong Kong. Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Opera Hong Kong, Giacomo Puccini's iconic work will be staged between October 6 and 10 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

Produced by Warren Mok, directed by Maurizio di Mattia, and conducted alternately by Gianluca Martinenghi and Bruno Aprea, the performance will be a co-production of Opera Hong Kong and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.

La Boheme is one of the most popular operas of all time.

First performed at the Teatro Regio in Turin in 1896, under the baton of Arturo Toscanini, the opera is a timeless work of light-hearted comedy and romantic tragedy.

Set in the Bohemian artists' quarter in Paris, the plot, which is based on a novel by Henri Murger, revolves around the tragic romance of the poet Rodolfo and the seamstress Mimi who are united both in their love and poverty.

Born in 1858, Puccini produced several highly regarded operas, including Tosca, Madame Butterfly and Turandot.


Date October 6-10, 7.45pm

Venue Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Admission HK$920, 680, 450, 300*, 150*; October 10 (Sun) 2:30pm: 550, 450, 350, 250*, 120*

Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). Ten per cent discount for Opera Hong Kong members, Opera Hong Kong Chorus members and Friends of Opera Hong Kong.