La boheme (Puccini)

Kennet Opera

2013

La Boheme - Act 1
Charles Allison as Marcello, Guy Edwards as Rodolfo, Jim Petts as Schaunard, John Harrad as Colline and Ant Goffart as Benoit.
Meeting Mimi
Mimi (Heather Caddick) and Rodolfo (Guy Edwards) in the garret in Act I. The musical director was Joe Paxton.
At Cafe Momus
Mimi (Heather Caddick) and Rodolfo (Guy Edwards) at Cafe Momus in Act II. Stage manager and principal set builder was Phil Hallam.
Christmas market
Marcello (Charles Allison), Schaunard (Jim Petts), and Colline (John Harrad) discussing Schaunard's latest purchase, an out-of-tune horn! Costumes were by Lili Tuttle.
Parpignol
Parpignol (Don Crerar) doing a roaring trade in toys on Christmas eve. Properties were by Gay Buchanan.
Street Sweepers
The street sweepers arriving at the start of Act III. Lighting was by Devon Eales.
With Marcello
"Marcello I'll confide it, why should I hide it? I can't go on living with Mimi!"
Parting
Mimi and Rodolfo on the verge of parting in Act III.
Quadrille!
The four 'lads' larking about with a bit of dancing in Act IV.

Photo by Mike Merchant.
Mimi is dying
Marcello (Charles Allison), Rodolfo (Guy Edwards) and Mimi (Heather Caddick) in Act IV.

Photo by Mike Merchant.
Final scene
Rodolfo (Guy Edwards) and Mimi (Heather Caddick) remembering happier times.

Photo by Mike Merchant.
Mimi is cold
Marcello (Charles Allison), Musetta (Jessica Wise), Rodolfo (Guy Edwards) and Mimi (Heather Caddick) in the final scene from La Boheme.

Photo by Mike Merchant.
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