Opera On Location: La Bohème
Opera On Location presents La Bohème at the Graves Gallery, from 20 August and on 21, 22, 23 & 26, 27, 29, 30.
Museums Sheffield is thrilled to welcome Opera on Location to the special setting of the Graves Gallery for a series of intimate performances of Puccini’s classic opera, La Bohème.
Rodolfo, a highly educated poet from a wealthy family has found himself disinherited, disenfranchised and squatting in a once grand stately home, now slowly crumbling around him. Desperately striving to maintain the pretence of a chosen bohemian lifestyle, along with his companions, Schaunard, Marcello and Colline, their drug-addled days merge from one into another. However, upon a chance encounter with the mysterious and beautiful woman of the night; Mimi, Rodolfo’s life is changed forever. A brief, hedonistic affair ends in sorrow and tragedy. There seems to be no room in their world of hallucinations, sex and poverty for love and beauty.
Sung in English and performed promenade-style at the Graves Gallery, you will feel as if you are not just watching but are a part of this tragic love story. This unique setting for Puccini’s seminal work gives you the chance to be sat in the four young mens’ bedroom, move with them to streets of the city, feel the joys and highs of new and rekindled love and the bitter sorrow of heartbreak.
Opera on Location are a new and vibrant Sheffield-based company specialising in performing opera in interesting or unique settings. Find out more about the company and past productions at www.operaonlocation.co.uk
£20, £18 concessions
Graves Gallery, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ.