La bohème

Giacomo Puccini

Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar 
Coro Nacional Juvenil Simón Bolívar

Treble Voices Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala Academy


Teatro alla Scala Production


From 19 August to 2 September 2015

Running Time: 2 hours 50 minutes intermissions included

Sung in Italian with electronic libretto in Italian, English

Notes on the performancesOpen 
Created in 1963, the celebrated production by Franco Zeffirelli is one of the longest-surviving stagings at La Scala since the War. At the time, it was conducted by Karajan and sung by Mirella Freni and Gianni Raimondi. Then came Pavarotti, and then Kleiber on the podium. With the addition of these summer recitals, it is approaching 240 performances, in the theatre and on tour. The most-seen La Bohème in the world today takes on a South American feel, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel leading the Symphony Orchestra and National Youth Choir Simón Bolívar. Top-class voices include Maria Agresta and Vittorio Grigolo, and after Ailyn Perez and Ramón Vargas, to move audiences once again, with poverty and misery in everything, except in sentiments.


Gustavo Dudamel
Staging and sets
Franco Zeffirelli
Pietro Tosi


Maria Agresta
Ailyn Pérez
Vittorio Grigolo
Ramón Vargas
Massimo Cavalletti
Gabriele Viviani
Mattia Olivieri
Carlo Colombara
Matteo Peirone

With the support of
Teatro alla Scala