120 years after its premiere, La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini lands in Italy reinvented by La Fura dels Baus. It will mark the opening shot of the 2016-2017 opera season of the Teatro Regio Torino. The staging, by the director Àlex Ollé, will also enjoy the orchestra direction by Giandrea Noseda.
Bohemians, masking their misery under a certain beauty and living hunger with a touch of irony. In the nineteenth century and now. The city as a space of survival. The myth of the Latin Quarter over a hundred years ago evolves in this mise en scène to the inaccessible crowded city of today portrayed by Michael Wolf. Present-day neighbourhoods where marginal characters and exploited workers coexist with a new generation of artists; an amalgam of cultures and origins.
This Bohème returns to the essence of Puccini that makes this piece attractive to all audiences, because it is a tribute to lost youth. Every spectator will feel its joyful and untroubled vitality and the inevitable realisation of maturity.
The opera will premiere next Wednesday October 12th, but a total of 9 functions will be performed until October 23rd. Tickets can be purchased through the official website of the Teatro Regio Torino.