5 Reasons To See English National Opera’s La Bohéme

Jonathan Miller’s classic production returns to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the director’s ENO debut. Conducted by Alexander Joel, Puccini‘s moving score follows Mimì and Rodolfo’s love unfolding from its joyful beginnings to its heartbreaking conclusion. Here’s every reason you could ever need to see the most tragic tale of love since Romeo & Juliet

Be moved by opera’s greatest romance

When Mimì knocks at the door of four impoverished friends, Rodolfo answers and it’s love at first sight. Find out for yourself why this is still considered to be one of opera’s most captivating and poignant love stories. Plus, you’ll find it easy to follow the plot of this moving story as all English National Opera productions are sung in English, with English subtitles projected above the stage.


Be transported to the heart of bohemian Paris

The set of this beautiful production is inspired by Brassaï’s photographs of 1930s Paris and Parisians. From the bustle of Café Momus to an intimate artists’ garret – you can take a look at the production’s stylish sets and classic costumes. With a stunning snowy setting to complement the 26 November – 22 February run, why not cool yourself down from this summer heatwave and watch the trailer.

Be swept away by Puccini’s sublime music

La bohème’s beautifully enchanting score features famous arias such as ‘Your tiny hand is frozen’. Hear it performed live with the sensational Natalya Romaniw as Mimì, alongside lyric tenor Jonathan Tetelman as her lover Rodolfo. The cast also includes British Soprano and ENO Harewood Artist Nadine Benjamin – who you may have seen perform at West End Live this year.


It’s “one of the best Bohèmes to be heard in London…”
★★★★★ – The Guardian

Already enjoyed by thousands of people, this much-loved production returns to the London Coliseum having proved a hit with audiences and critics alike on its last run. The revival marks the 40thanniversary of director Jonathan Miller’s debut at English National Opera. Considered ‘one of the best things Miller has ever done’ (WhatsOnStage), it’s time you found out what all the fuss is about.

And it’s all in the spectacular setting of the London Coliseum

The beautiful surroundings of the West End’s largest theatre make for the perfect place to share an evening with friends and family. With 2,359 seats the London Coliseum is the largest theatre in the West End and was designed by the leading theatre architect at the time, Frank Matcham. A breath-taking venue, the London Coliseum is the ideal place to experience this classic romantic opera.


Save up to 42% on tickets to this poignant production of Puccini’s classic tale – exclusively with From The Box Office! Book here. Ends 14th August.