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Have you ever been young, poor and in love?

Experience a classic production of one of the world’s best operas about being young and making the hard choices of love: La bohème by Giacomo Puccini.

Rodolfo lives and breathes for his art, but when he falls in love with the incurably ill Mimi, he cannot afford medical treatment and is powerless to prevent her from falling more and more ill. The choices that the unhappy lovers are forced to make have fatal consequences. 

Famous opera arias are united with the heart-rending story of a young love in Paris in the world’s most well-known and most beloved opera.

Video with stage director Alfonso Romero Mora.
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Video with general manager and artistic director Annilese Miskimmon
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Get our free programme on your smartphone or iPad/tablet: In the programme you can read the synopsis in English, see photos and videoes in English.

You can buy a printed programme for DKK 10,- at the venues.

Conductor Michael Balke

34-year old conductor Michael Balke conducted the concert in 2013 with star tenor Lawrence Brownlee in Aarhus. Balke has conducted a series of operas in Germany and Italy and has been the Principal Resident Conductor at the Magdeburg Opera since 2011.

Director Alfonso Romero Mora

39-year old, Spanish Alfonso Romero Mora has worked at Teatro Real Madrid since ’97 and at Staatstheater Darmstadt since ’04. Shows include I Puritani and The Magic Flute. Winner of competition for stage directors ’05 with Cinderella by Rossini. Finalist at competition for stage directors in Prague ’07 with Alcina by Händel.Alfonso Romero Mora works closely with the rest of the young, Spanish team, stage designer Richardo Sánchez Cuerda and costume designer Gabriela Salaverri.


Sung in Italian with Danish surtitles

C. 2 hours incl. interval

Composer Giacomo Puccini 

Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

First performance 1 February 1896, Teatro Regio, Torino

The team behind

Michael Balke

Stage director
Alfonso Romero Mora

Stage designer 
Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda

Costume designer 
Gabriela Salaverri

Lighting designer
Ib Asp


Rodolfo, a writer
Cesar Gutierrez /
Jung Soo Yun

Mimi, a seamstress
Gabriela Istoc /
Yana Kleyn

Marcello, a painter
Lars Møller /
Waltteri Torikka

Schaunard, a musician
Gabriele Nani /
Thomas Storm

Colline, a philosopher
Simon Duus /
Thomas Christian Sigh

Musetta, Marcello's exlover
Susanna Andersson /
Katarzyna Mizerny

Benoit, Rodolfo and Marcellos landlord
Jens Bové

Alcindoro, Musetta's current lover
Thomas Christian Sigh /
Morten Wang

Parpignol, a toy seller
Morten Hesten Byrialsen /
Jens Jagd

Customs officers

Lars Fentz Krogh
John Dempsey

Fruit seller
Tue de Stordeur

Malene Myrup Villesen

Robert Bøgelund Vinther

Chorus of the Danish National Opera
Singers from Sct. Clemens Drengekor, Det Jyske Musikkonservatoriums Pigekor, Junior EVE

Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Odense Symphony Orchestra
South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Copenhagen Phil

Performance dates


3 October 2014 7.30 pm
at Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre

Tour in DK 3 October – 26 November 2014
See all dates here

Concert Hall Aarhus 12-16 November
Buy tickets here

Ticket sales

Tickets for performances with Danish National Opera in Concert Hall Aarhus:

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Ticket prices DKK 285-505

Danish National Opera • Concert Hall Aarhus • Skovgaardsgade 2C • DK-8000 Aarhus C
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