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Two Mimi-Rodolfos at Opera North who go from nought to frisky very believably

Plus: a revival of Jonathan Kent’s 2006 production of Tosca at the Royal Opera House with little to get excited about

17 May 2014

9:00 AM

17 May 2014

9:00 AM

La Bohème

Opera North, on tour until 17 May


Royal Opera House, in rep until 26 June

Purists might have winced at Opera North’s advertisement for its latest revival of La Bohème. ‘If you see one musical this year,’ it said, ‘see this opera.’ Such rhetoric might invite unhelpful discussion of the relative merits of each genre, but it also reflects the fact that this show is a refreshing, unfusty treat.

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