ONE of the most accessible and moving operas ever written, La Bohème charts the ups and downs of a group of idealistic graduates as they bicker, party, try to make ends meet and follow their dreams.

Aspiring novelist Rodolfo discovers a harsher reality when he falls for immigrant cleaner Mimi, while his best friend Marcello's tempestuous relationship with his on-off girlfriend Musetta brings humour and fireworks to the stage.

The comic elements of this hugely popular production heighten its tragic ending.

This new adaptation will be brought to life by OperaUpClose in a new English version created by Robin Norton-Hale.

In her version Norton-Hale has gathered some of the countries best voices to delivered with vigour and pace and performance.

La Bohème comes to the Haymarket on May 31.

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