Puccini's La bohème

Puccini's La bohème
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Four struggling bohemians—a poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher—are living together in Paris when their lives are changed forever one freezing night. Their neighbor Mimì unexpectedly strikes the match of first love when she knocks at the door looking for a candle light. But as Mimì’s health declines, our four starving artists are sharply awoken to the harsh realities of life, in true operatic fashion.

With some of opera’s best-known music, Puccini captures the thrill of young love and the devastation of untimely loss in this timeless classic.

Rating: PG-13 for mature topics that may not be suitable for children.

Run Time: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.



Opera Talks: One hour before each performance, ticket holders are invited to join Utah Opera Principal Coach Carol Anderson to learn more about the production at a free talk in the Capitol Room of the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. The talk will also be available online here.

Learn Before You Go: Read about the history, music, storyline, and more, through an online multiple-part learning course.

Post Opera Q&A: Join Utah Opera’s Artistic Director to discuss Utah Opera’s production of the opera following each performance in the Capitol Room.


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. Consider checking out What to Expect at the Opera to help you determine if an opera is right for your child. No babes in arms will be admitted.

ACCESSIBILITY: We are committed to making our performances and venues accessible to all of our patrons.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the performance, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds. View Terms of Sale here.



Opera Season SponsorGeorge S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation logo
Opera Artistic Director SponsorEmma Eccles Jones Foundation logo