The Royal Opera
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Cast: Ailyn Pérez (Mimi), Juan Diego Flórez (Rodolfo), Andrey Zhilikhovsky (Marcello), Danielle de Niese (Musetta), Ross Ramgobin (Schaunard), Michael Mofidian (Coline)
Richard Jones’s recent production perfectly captures the vulnerability of youth amid the harshness and glamour of a big city. Atmospheric designs by Stewart Laing evoke both the poverty of the bohemians’ attic home and the splendour of Paris’s shopping arcades on Christmas Eve.