La boheme event poster


Puccini’s La bohème

Impoverished but inspired, Puccini’s young Bohemians make art, quarrel, makeup, break up, and make-believe that there will always be another tomorrow – never imagining that their frail friend Mimi will not live to see the final days of summer.

Matthew Wild’s innovative production, which premiered to widespread critical claim in Switzerland in 2018, comes to Cape Town in early 2020. Told as flashbacks of the elderly painter Marcello, the production movingly contrasts the impetuousness of youth with the regrets of old age.

Artscape Opera House, Cape Town
Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jeremy Silver
February: Friday 14, Sunday 16, Tuesday 18, Thursday 20, Saturday 22