Opera La Boheme at the Olympia Theatre
The impressive production of La Boheme by Graham Vick, which was presented with huge success for two consecutive years by the Greek National Opera and was enthusiastically greeted by the public, returns to the Olympia Theatre in Athens, Greece for seven performances from 17 to 29 April. Art, freedom, friendship, innocence, youth, poverty and love dominate the story, which takes us to Paris where Rodolfo's love for Mimi develops alongside the life of the most famous Bohemian company and is sealed by the unfortunate death of the heroine. It is an opera for young and old with contemporary and moving direction.
The work is based on Scenes of Bohemian Life by Henri Murger (1845-1848) and the theatrical work they inspired, Bohemian Life by Theodore Barriere (1849). The libretto is by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. The plot is based on the love between poet Rodolfo and seamstress Mimi, from the moment they first meet until her unfortunate death of tuberculosis.
Vick is one of the most recognised directors of opera in the world and is known for his subversive directorial viewpoint. He has worked with most of the important musical directors and conductors, such as Ricardo Muti, James Levine, Bernard Haitink, Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev and Seiji Ozawa.
The stage design is by equally well-known Richard Hudson. The award-winning stage designer has won Tonys (The Lion King, 2000), a Laurence Olivier Award (for the 1988 season at the Old Vic Theatre), a critics Design Award, an Ovation Award and Hollywood's NAACP Award, also for The Lion King, in addition to many other distinctions for his work in opera.
Ticket Prices: 78€, 68€, 58€, 48€, 38€, 28€, 20€
Ticket Selling Point: Olympia Theater, 59-61 Akadimias Street
Online Booking: www.nationalopera.gr