Masterpiece opera for Manchester

Published: 1 December 2019
Reporter: David Upton

La Bohème: Musetta and her dog

Ellen Kent brings La Bohème to the Palace Theatre Manchester January 21 in her new tour.

Set in the backstreets and attics of Bohemian Paris, it tells of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer, Rodolfo. Puccini’s masterpiece is inspired by the art of the Bohemian period, particularly Chagall and Renoir. Authentic costumes, a brass band, snow effects and Musetta’s adorable dog will also make an entrance.