Opera North takes music off the stage and out into the streets of Hull this November, with an animated act from Puccini’s La bohème projected outdoors in three locations in the city, presented in association with Absolutely Cultured and supported by Wykeland Group.
Part of the Leeds-based company’s innovative Switch ON season, programmed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, La petite bohème is an inventive take on the third act of Puccini’s tragic opera.
In the frozen streets of Paris, two pairs of lovers sing of their jealousy, passion and desire. Once madly in love, bohemians Rodolfo and Mimì have fallen on hard times: Mimì’s illness is getting worse and Rodolfo is tormented to the point of madness by her suffering. Can their love survive the harsh winter?
The 20-minute animation will be projected onto walls and buildings at three Hull locations including in the car park of the recently revamped Social bar (formerly Fruit), behind Humber Street, with refreshments available to buy on site from the Humber Street Gallery Café team. Screenings take place on Thursday 26th November, at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.
Book a slot, wrap up warm, grab a pair of headphones supplied by Opera North and allow yourself to be immersed in this magical outdoor experience.
Audience members will be required to wear face coverings at the screenings unless excused for reasons of age, health or disability, and audiences will be socially-distanced throughout. Audience capacity is strictly limited to allow for social distancing at all times. Tickets are priced at £5, and can be booked here.
La petite bohème: Hull screening diary
Thursday 26th November – Social car park, behind Humber Street – 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Friday 27th November – Peel Street Park (community screening) HU3 1QS – 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Saturday 28th November – Hull & East Riding Museum Gardens – 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm