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Get to know Giacomo Puccini's tragic love story, La Bohème. Includes plot synopsis and pictures from ENO's autumn 2014 production.
It's bleak in 1830s Paris (except in these pictures from the ENO's 2014 production, set 100 years later, where it's bleak in 1930s Paris). We meet painter Marcello and poet Rodolfo, who are trying to keep warm by burning pages from Rodolfo's latest drama. Young philosopher Colline arrives, shivering and penniless, after failing to pawn some books. But it's not all bad - Schaunard, a musician, has just got a job, and turns up armed with wine, food and cigars. Photo: ENO/Thomas Bowles
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