La bohème

8, 9, 11, 12, 14 June

Puccini’s La bohème
8, 9, 11, 12, 14 June 2022

Puccini’s glorious music scores one of opera’s greatest and most tragic love stories. When the beautiful seamstress Mimì knocks on the door of the penniless poet Rodolfo their passionate connection is instant, but their happiness is threatened by a tragic discovery.

NHO is joined for La bohème by Manchester Camerata (“probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra” – The Times), who this year celebrate their 50th anniversary.

This performance will take place in NHO’s RIBA award-winning theatre. Read more about the theatre here.

La bohème will be sung in Italian with English surtitles

Booking Dates:
General booking will open from 10am on the 10th February.

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Mathilda du Tillieul McNicol


Basia Bińkowska


Nicholas Chalmers


Ashley Beauchamp

Head of Music

Jack Knowles

Lighting Designer

Sacha Plaige

Movement Director

Evangeline Cullingworth

Assistant Director

Book Tickets

Tuesday to Saturday performances:
Stalls £175, Balcony £150, £125

Sunday performances:
Stalls £145, Balcony £128, £105

For each performance, free tickets for people under-18 and £35 tickets for local community groups will be made available and distributed through our partner organisations. Please contact us for further information about these.

The ticket price includes a donation element which is voluntary. For more information about this, please see our terms and conditions. The donation is to Nevill Holt Community Arts (charity: 1163614) and supports our education and community programmes taking place year-round across the Midlands.

Approximate Running time
3 hours and 45 minutes, including an interval of 90 minutes

View Seat Plan

Performances include a long dining interval of 75 minutes on Sundays, and 90 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays.

The Nevill Holt gardens open two hours before the start of our summer performances, and Nevill Holt Opera Members are able to enjoy early access to the grounds.


Francesca Chiejina


Peter Scott Drackley


Alexandra Oomens


Christopher Nairne


Dominic Sedgwick


Dingle Yandell


Andrew Tipple


Archie Buchanan

Parpignol & Tenor Chorus

Isla MacEwan

Soprano Chorus

Phoebe Smith

Soprano Chorus

Anne Sutton

Soprano Chorus

Angharad Rowlands

Mezzo Chorus

Rachel Roper

Mezzo Chorus

Hannah Bennett

Mezzo Chorus

Cameron Mitchell

Tenor Chorus

Tom Deazley

Tenor Chorus

William Diggle

Bass Chorus

William Kyle

Bass Chorus

Joel Casey Tay Jia-Jie

Bass Chorus

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Members enjoy priority booking for Nevill Holt Opera’s Summer Festival and other key events.

Priority Booking for our summer opera festival in August opens on the 4 March.

Public Booking opens at 10am on the 1 April.

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