Opera in 4 acts
This is a coproduction of Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre
La Bohème is a gem of late 19th century lyrical psychological opera. It follows the traditions of Verdi's La Traviata and is dedicated, according to music historian Mikhail Muginstein, to the "sad mystery of life investigated from the perspective of time’s irreversibility."
Philipp Himmelmann, a stage director from Germany, is known to Russian audiences as the director of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro staged in Perm in 2012. His interpretation of the opera by Puccini is set in Paris in the 1960s. It was a legendary time that gave birth to the new cinematography, fashion and understanding of the role of personality in history.
The production’s stage designer is Raimund Bauer, well-known for his work with leading theatres and festivals in Europe, while Kathi Maurer, who has worked on performances at the Salzburg Festival, RUHRtriennale and the Aix-en-Provence Festival, is costume designer. At the helm as conductor and musical director of the production is Teodor Currentzis.