Brush up your Puccini: a 16th-century Bohème at Holland Park

Puccini: La bohème *** 

Opera Holland Park, 11th June 2016

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” That William Shakespeare knew a thing or two about love. Many of his plays have been adapted as operas and companies are wheeling out such jewels as Falstaff, Béatrice et Bénédict and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in this 400th year since the Bard’s death. Opera Holland Park pays its own quirky tribute in a completely different style, not by staging a Shakespeare-inspired opera, but by relocating one of opera’s great romantic pairings – Mimì and Rodolfo – from 1840s Paris to 16th-century England for a La bohème with a twist.

Anna Patalong (Mimì) © Robert Workman

Anna Patalong (Mimì)
© Robert Workman

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