La Bohème

London Coliseum, London
Booking to 22 February 2019
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Jonathan Miller’s classic production returns to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the director’s ENO debut.

Experience love, heartbreak and timeless romance in Puccini’s La Bohème at the London Coliseum with ENO.

When Mimì knocks at the door of four impoverished friends, Rodolfo answers and it’s love at first sight.

Conducted by Alexander Joel, Puccini‘s moving score follows Mimì and Rodolfo’s love unfolding from it’s joyful beginnings to the heartbreak of her death.

Making their ENO debuts are Natalya Romaniw as Mimì and lyric tenor Jonathan Tetelman, singing the role of Rodolfo. With Nadine Benjamin as Musetta, David Soar as Colline and Harewood Artists Bozidar Smiljanic and Matthew Durkan sharing Schaunard, this Bohème promises to be an exceptional musical and theatrical treat.

La Bohème will play a limited season from 26 November 2018 until 22 February 2019 at the London Coliseum.


When Mimì knocks on the door of four impoverished friends, Rodolfo answers, sparking the start of journey which will take them – and you – through the full range of human emotions.

From the irrepressible joy of their burgeoning love affair through to the unbearable heartbreak at their separation by death, only the stoniest of hearts could fail to be moved by this timeless story – whether you’re watching for the first or the 31st time.


The cast features Natalya Romaniw (Mimì), Jonathan Tetelman (Rodolfo), Nadine Benjamin (Musetta), David Soar (Colline) and  Bozidar Smiljanic and Matthew Durkan sharing the role of Schaunard.


Conducted by Alexander Joel, directed by Jonathan Miller, revival director Natascha Metherell,
with design by Isabella Bywater,revival lighting design by Kevin Sleep and translation by Amanda Holden.


★★★★★ ‘One of the best Bohèmes to be heard in London’ The Guardian

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 22 February 2019

Important Notes

Running time: 2hrs 15mins

Language: Sung in English, with lyrics projected above the stage

Venue Information

London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176

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