La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini
Buy a ticket
Scroll down
2 hours 20 minutes
Theatre's Principal Conductor Vyacheslav Chernukho-Volich, Honoured Artist of Ukraine Igor Chernetski, Margaryta Grynеvetska

Production team members

Production conductor:
Theatre's Principal Conductor Vyacheslav Chernukho-Volich
Assistant Director:
2nd Assistant Director:
Stage designer:
Costume designer:
Production Choirmaster:


Act 1

Christmas Eve. In the Latin Quarter of Paris, in the mansard, bohemian representatives – a poet Rodolfo, a painter Marcello, a musician Schaunard and a philosopher Colline, live barely making ends meet. However, they treat their troubles with humour.

Marcello and Rodolfo work at home. To warm up a little, Rodolfo burns one of his manuscripts.

Colline returns, he did not manage to get money; later Schaunard comes with wine, food and firewood.

The landlord, Benoît, comes to a merry feast with a bill for the room. Being provoked by Marcello, the old man confesses to his love affairs. Taking advantage of this, the guys kick Benoît out for “immorality” without giving him any money.

The friends go to the Cafe “Momus”. Rodolfo stays at home to finish writing the article. A neighbour Mimi comes in – to ask for fire. Young people struck up a conversation. Mimi loses her key. Rudolph finds it, but does not admit it. The more young people learn about each other, the stronger their feelings become. Together they rush to join their friends in the Latin Quarter.

Act 2

Christmas is celebrated loudly in the Latin Quarter. There are vendors of fruit, sweets, flowers, toys as well as jugglers, mimes, dancers. Rodolfo introduces his fellows to Mimi.

The Marcello’s ex-girlfriend Musetta and her new suitor, rich Alcindoro, attract the attention of others. Marcello is jealous, but he does not show it. Musetta charms her beloved with singing. She charges Alcindoro with mission as she wants to spend time with Marcello. Friends get out of “Momus”, leaving an unpaid bill to the “elderly gentleman” Alcindoro.

Act 3

February morning in the suburbs of Paris. Marcello has a chance to make some money by painting the cabaret where Musetta teaches singing.

Mimi comes and complains to Marcello about Rodolfo’s unreasonable jealousy which makes her life unbearable. The poet’s sudden appearance makes the girl hide. She involuntarily overhears the conversation of the fellows and she learns the true reason of her beloved’s behaviour: he understands that Mimi is seriously ill and is afraid that he will not be able to support her.

The cough reveals the presence of the girl. Mimi insists on separation. But their love is too strong, they decide to stay together until spring, and then part their ways. Meanwhile, Marcello accuses Musetta of frivolity. They quarrel and finally split off.

Act 4

The friends are in the same old mansard, which they will leave soon. They are still in poverty. Just like before, only humour and youth save them. Neither Rodolfo nor Marcello forgot their sweethearts.

Suddenly, Musetta comes with a seriously ill Mimi, who has broken up with her lover in order to die near Rodolfo.

Friends take the girl into the room. To fulfil Mimi’s last wish – to buy a muff – Musetta hurries to sell her earrings, and Colline – his coat. Mimi and Rodolfo plunge into memories of the happy days when they were together. Friends are returning. Hiding her chilled hands in a warm muff, Mimi warms up and falls asleep forever.

About event

Opera in four acts, performed with one intermission.

Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.

Based on the book “Scenes of Bohemian Life” by Henri Murger.


Rodolfo, poet:
Honoured Artist of Ukraine Vladyslav Gorai, Honoured Artist of Ukraine Oleg Zlakoman, Eduard Martynyuk
Colline, philosopher:
Honoured Artist of Ukraine Dmitriy Pavlyuk, Victor Shevchenko, Sergey Uzun
Benoît, homeowner:
Children's choir "Pearls of Odessa":
Director Larisa Garbuz


Il Trovatore
Giuseppe Verdi
Opera in 4 acts (performed with one intermission)
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano
Based on the play "El trovador" by Antonio García Gutiérrez
Concert of the Odessa Opera artists dedicated to the 135th anniversary of the Odessa Opera building
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville
Olexander Rodin
Opera in two acts
Libretto by Olexander Rodin after the poem by Taras Shevchenko
To event list To event list
We use cookies.
By continuing to use our site, you consent to the processing of cookies and user data: location information; OS type and version; browser type and version; device type and screen resolution; sources of access to the site; OS language and browser; visited pages of the site and actions on them; ip-address for the purpose of site operation, retargeting, statistical research and transfer to third parties. If you do not want your data to be processed, leave the site.
I agree