Mimi (La Bohème) ABAO (Bilbao)
|May 18, 2024
The season ends in May, highlighting the sponsorship of the BBVA Foundation with a masterpiece: La Bohème by Puccini. This opera tells a timeless and moving love story between young artists in Paris, marking its presence as one of the most emotional, tragic and sophisticated Italian lyric pieces. It has been a fundamental addition to the repertoire of the Bilbao season, appearing 28 times.
The unforgettable and tragic plot of this opera captures the audience’s attention from the very beginning, elevating it to one of the most valued and respected works in the international arena. His continued popularity and admiration is reflected in the theaters, record labels and public preference.
Defined by Puccini as the opera of “little things”, it is set in the Latin Quarter of Paris, focusing its plot on the romance of two young bohemians, Mimì and Rodolfo. Miren Urbieta, the soprano from Guipuzcoa, masterfully interprets the emotional seamstress, partner of the poet played by Celso Albelo. Marina Monzó in the role of soprano and Manel Esteve as baritone, embody the passionate lovers Musetta and Marcello.
The success of La Bohème is due in large part to its dazzling musical beauty and the dramatic intensity of its orchestration, which reflects emotions and passions in both its musical themes and its scenery and props. Under the baton of maestro Pedro Halffter, the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa brings this moving story to life.
On stage, a production conceived by the legendary baritone and stage director Leo Nucci. His traditional and realistic approach is manifested through period scenes and costumes, along with bold and effective lighting. This production recreates a nineteenth-century Paris, with a representation of the Latin Quarter full of charm and delicacy.
- Mimi – Miren Urbieta
- Rodolfo – Celso Albelo
- Marcelo – Manel Esteve
- Musetta – Marina Monzó
- Schunard – José Manuel Díaz
- Colline – David Lagares
- Bernoit/Alcindoro – Fernando Latorre
- Parpignol – to be determined