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La Boheme graphic of two hands holding a candle and the smoke from the flame creating a silhouette of a woman

Performances Begin June 3, 2025

La Bohème

By Giacomo Puccini



Giacomo Puccini


Jun 3—Jun 21, 2025


Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa


Starting at $28

Run Time

2 hours 15 minutes with one intermission



The Glow of Love. The Warmth of Friendship. The Ache of Loss.

Rent is overdue, and the poet Rodolfo’s manuscript is reduced to kindling. But as the fire in the hearth dwindles, passion burns brightly amongst a group of young friends.

La Bohème takes us into the heady bohemian world of nineteenth century Paris, as we follow a circle of starving artists falling in and out of love, living for the moment.

Experience the soaring highs and heartbreaking lows of bohemian life in John Caird’s beloved production of Puccini’s most adored opera. 

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  * San Francisco Opera Debut

Co-production of San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Canadian Opera Company

Made Possible By

This production is made possible, in part, by Jerome L. and Thao N. Dodson; Bertie Bialek Elliott; Staffan and Margareta Encrantz;
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; Elizabeth B. Jamieson (in memoriam, J. Burgess Jamieson); Franklin and Catherine Johnson; Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem; and Dianne and Tad Taube