Scottish Opera 2017: Puccini: La Bohème (Schaunard)

La Bohème – Giacomo Puccini

9th May – 17th June 2017 in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Inverness


Cast and Creative Team

Mimì Hye-Youn Lee & Nadine Livingston (16 May, 8, 13 Jun)
Rodolfo Luis Gomes & Christopher Turner (16 May, 8, 13 Jun)
Marcello David Stout
Musetta Jeanine De Bique
Colline Damien Pass
Alcindoro/Benoît Jonathan Best

Conductors Stuart Stratford & Derek Clark (25, 27 May)
Director Renaud Doucet
Designer André Barbe
Lighting Guy Simard


Theatre Royal282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA 
Tue 9 May 7.15pm
Fri 12 May 7.15pm
Sun 14 May 4.00pm
Tue 16 May 7.15pm
Thu 18 May 7.15pm
Sat 20 May 7.15pm

His Majesty’s TheatreRosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL 
Thu 25 May 7.15pm
Sat 27 May 7.15pm

Festival Theatre13–29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT 
Wed 31 May 7.15pm
Sun 4 Jun 4.00pm
Tue 6 Jun 7.15pm
Thu 8 Jun 7.15pm
Sat 10 Jun 7.15pm

Eden CourtBishops Road, Inverness IV3 5SA 
Tue 13 Jun 7.15pm
Thu 15 Jun 7.15pm
Sat 17 Jun 7.15pm


New co-production with Theater St. Gallen

The team behind 2014’s hit Don Pasquale returns with a new production of Puccini’s classic, La bohème. Director Renaud Doucet and designer André Barbe set the romance amidst the jumble of Paris’s famous flea markets. Inspired by the Jazz Age of Josephine Baker, this production will be full of their trademark colour, character and style.

‘It’s a pleasure to discover La bohème for the first time or to see it for the twentieth time – proof that, as an opera, it is universal, and that its atmosphere is more than merely nostalgic.’ (Renaud Doucet & André Barbe)

Puccini’s sublime score never fails to cast its spell – his lush orchestration and exquisite vocal lines combine in some of the most ravishing music in opera.

Hye-Youn Lee (Madama Butterfly 2014) is the fated Mimì and Luis Gomes, winner of 2015’s Grand Prize at the Verbier Festival Academy and a Covent Garden regular, is Rodolfo. Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts.