Saturday, 29 August 2015

English National Opera: La Bohème

Note: All photos have been taken from the ENO website
Although I can't remember ever directly addressing it on A Glass Of Ice, I'm a huge fan of theatrical productions, ballets and operas.  I reviewed Beyond Bollywood at The London Palladium a couple of months back and shared a few too many photos of a pre-theatre meal at Côte Brasserie just a fortnight ago, however those occasions aside, I've been uncharacteristically quiet on the topic.  So, now would seem like the perfect time to break my silence by sharing news of La Boheme at ENO (English National Opera)!

The story of La Bohème is a fascinating one, seeing the love story of young poet Rodolfo and seamstress Mimi unfold throughout various trials and tribulations, including poverty and ill health.  The timeless opera is being interpreted in a 'visually stunning and contemporary' new production by Australian director Benedict Andrews at ENO.  I can absolutely envisage how impressive this opera will be and especially taking into consideration the beautiful setting of the London Coliseum.

Autumn is undoubtedly the quietest time of year in my opinion and consequently, I always catch myself booking tickets to see as many shows/operas as possible in preparation.  Performances of La Bohème will be taking place from 16th October until 26th November at the London Coliseum (home of English National Opera), so it makes the perfect Autumnal viewing.  Speaking of which, if your partner is complaining about spending all of your nights together watching reality TV on the sofa, book tickets to see this!  Or alternatively, ditch them and invite me along instead.. either is good.

With love,

Gabrielle x

Note: This post has been sponsored, however all opinions are entirely my own.
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  1. Love it!!! Love going to shows. There is just something about theater performances that i love.

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more, it's the perfect occasion!

      Gabrielle x

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  2. La Bohème in a contemporary production, sounds terrific, I look forward to hear your opinion about the show
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    1. I know what you mean, if these photos are anything to go by.. it'll be spectacular!

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  3. Plays are incredible.. I have not seen this one. I hope they will make it to Broadway ;)

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    1. Haha ah yes, you're an NY girl now! :)

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  4. Beautiful shots and posts . Love it

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    1. Credits to the photographer to took them!

      Gabrielle x

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  5. This looks like such a great event. I would love to see it one day!

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    1. I'm a huge fan of ballets, operas and theater as such too! I remember my mom told be about La BohÈme but unfortunately I didn't manage to see it live. Agree with you, the cold season is the perfect one for cultural activities, Gabrielle.

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    2. @SatorialDiner - You and me both!

      @JournalOfStyle - It's lovely to hear we're of the same mindset, this cold weather really does call for theatre/opera trips :)

      Gabrielle x

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  6. If I am in London around that time I am def asking u to come with me! Autumn is my fav season of all.
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    1. It sounds like a (brilliant) plan to me! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  7. I love theatre, too, but we don't get any professional productions here, so it's such a shame. La Bohème sounds fantastic, and I'd love to see it one day!

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    1. Also, the sets look fantastic; I thought the photos were paintings at first!

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    2. That's such a pity, I hope you manage to track one or two down soon :) Mm, agreed - funnily enough, I mistook the first one for a painting at first too!

      Gabrielle x

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  8. It looks like a very great show!
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  9. I love theatre!!

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  10. Oh I haven't been to see a play in what feels like forever, but I used to really love it!

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    1. They'll always be waiting for you Julia! :)

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  11. I saw a flyer of this in my town. I haven't been to the theater before, but I would love to. :)

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    1. It's a very popular opera to interpret, for sure, you should check it out where you're at!

      Gabrielle x

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  12. The stage setup looks pretty cool! The storyline sounds really interesting. It's definitely a good idea for a date night. Thanks for sharing Gabrielle, have a nice week! :D

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    1. I completely agree, the first photo shown in this post is my favourite setting for sure. You're very welcome, hope you're well! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  13. I haven't been to the theatre since I had my daughter and I really miss it.

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    1. Ah, perhaps you could attend together one day?! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  14. I would love to try this in the UK one day! One of my friends went down to London and she seemed to enjoy it!

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    1. You absolutely should Gail, there's so much to discover with regard to theatres and such!

      Gabrielle x

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  15. wow, this are so beautiful pics and it Looks simply amazing :)
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    1. The set design for this production certainly does seem impressive!

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  16. I love theatre too, an this ones sounds just wonderful.
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    1. That's lovely to hear, have a great week!

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  17. This is so wonderful. The first photo is incredibly stunning!
    I love watching opera too! :)

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    1. That's lovely to hear - and I agree, I thought the first photo was a painting at first!

      Gabrielle x

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  18. My husband is always saying we should go to the opera... this might have to be it! x

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    1. You husband is a wise man - get yourself to the opera! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  19. I love La Boheme! I saw it a few years ago, but with a 60's Greenwich village setting. The music is so beautiful!

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    1. That sounds brilliant, I'm yet to see it but it's staying firmly on my list until I have

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  20. Now opera isn't something I've ever experienced but I love theatre so thinking I should give it a go! Wonderful photos Gabrielle :)

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    1. Although they're quite different, the setting is always just as lovely!

      ps. credit to the photographer as I didn't take these photos :)

      Gabrielle x

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  21. Wow looks like a fantastic show. I'll have to go.

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    1. Let me know what you think of it if you choose to see it!

      Gabrielle x

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  22. Wow, amazing! !
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  23. It looks really a great show!!
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  24. nice post
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    1. Sadly I didn't take them.. though I wish I had! :)

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  26. I've seen Madame Butterfly at ENO and it was fantastic - I also love La Boheme and am sure this production will be amazing

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    1. I can imagine! It's lovely to hear someone else enjoys the opera :)

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  27. What a lovely post my dear! You are just amazing and I am in awe with your blog :) xo

    Love,
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    1. Thanks for stopping by Bri, have a lovely week!

      Gabrielle x

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  28. Personally I'm huge fan of plays like this too and when the fall is coming, I always check all the new plays/musical,which will be played in new season out and this one sounds great, what a pity that I don't live nearby London :)

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    1. That's so great to hear, I had no idea Ivonne - Ah, what a pity we live so far away from one another!

      Gabrielle x

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  29. This interpretation looks so good! I love the sets! I would try to see this if I was in London

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    1. The set design certainly is very impressive!

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  30. Wow, this looks fantastic! I would love to see it!
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  31. Such cool photos!
    Hope you have a wonderful new week ahead of you!
    With love, Suzy ♥

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Suzy

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  32. You’re officially one of my favourite bloggers, keep up the great work! xxx



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  33. I love operas! Please enjoy as many as you can to share with us :)

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    1. Haha I fully intend to Natalia! ;)

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  34. Amazing post and beautiful shots!
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    1. Credit to their photographer!

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  35. Wonderful photos! I'd love to see that show!
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    1. I love the concept of a modern interpretation, that's for sure :)

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  36. Amazing! Love the photos!

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  37. I had watched La Boheme a few years ago and I love it. I wouldn't mind seeing it again. Xx

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    1. Ah, you're one step ahead of me - I can't believe I haven't yet seen La Boheme!

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  38. I haven't seen this opera yet but would be interested in doing so. Great photos; love the stage set.

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    1. I'm with you on the set design, it's incredible!

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  39. I used to love going to see a musical or a show, however I have not yet gone to any since the kids arrived. Looks like time to book nanny so we can get ourselves cultured :) Have a great week ahead Gabrielle.

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    1. That sounds like a wonderful idea, you deserve a break Sheree! Thank you, I hope you're well :)

      Gabrielle x

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  40. I know about this love well! I remember your visit to the nutcracker like it was yesterday. I'll never forget the way you spoke about it, painted such a resplendent picture. I wish I was there and still am yearning for a white Christmas because of it

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    1. What a lovely message to receive, thank you so much Sonia! I'm really pleased you enjoyed my account of The Nutcracker and I hope you'll get to experience a white Christmas sometime very soon :)

      Gabrielle x

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  41. This looks like a stellar production. I love the minimalist but expressive set. Operas are so great but now-a-days not that popular. Its nice to see someone else appreciates!
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    1. What a wonderful way of describing this set design! That's a very good point - likewise :)

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  42. Great pictures. It looks good to watch. Gemma xx www.jacquardflower.uk

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  43. This production sounds really amazing. Thanks for the heads up. Will be looking into getting to view "La Boheme."

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    1. That's brilliant, let me know what you think of it if you choose to see it!

      Gabrielle x

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  44. Aww, this looks amazing! Wish I was there... Definitely will catch up to watch it!

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    1. Mm, I feel the same way Chiara!

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  45. I love the theatre as well, any form of live art & music is a joy of mine in fact, I really want to watch La Boheme :D, I went to watch the Woman in Black in theatre I loved that :D such a lovely read Gabrielle :)

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    1. I had no idea that was the case Serene, how lovely! Oh I adore Woman in Black - I'm almost ashamed to admit I've seen it three times now - almost.. haha ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  46. I try to go to the theatre every Christmas. That venue looks great. Sounds like a brilliant story X

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    1. Christmas is such a magical time to attend the theatre, a wise choice!

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  47. Amazing post! Haven't been to the theatre in a long while and this made me miss it even more.

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    1. I hope you find yourself sat enjoying the theatre/opera some time very soon!

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  48. I have never been to an opera before, what lovely photos!

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    1. Time to change that - you'll love it!

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  49. The photos are absolutely gorgeous! I have never been to the opera, but I have seen a few on tv. And I have always wanted to go, it looks so magical!
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    1. They really are - I wish I'd taken them! That's a great idea, I often watch ballets via TV as you can pause to do things (aka. get snacks haha)

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  50. Fantastic post dear! Love this so much.

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  51. This looks amazing! I'd love to go there (:
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  52. Oh my goodness, these photos are amazing! I also love going to the theater! If only we lived closer to each other, we could go together!

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    1. Ah I know, that would be incredible as we have the same taste in so many areas!

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  53. These photos came out amazing. I have only ever been to one ballet!

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    1. Well I hope you thoroughly enjoyed that one ballet Melanie! :)

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  54. These photographs are beautiful and it sounds like you had a great time! I don't think I've actually ever seen an opera but I love a good ballet so its definitely something I need to change :) x
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    1. I haven't seen this opera yet Charlotte, however tickets are available online still!

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  55. wow, I love theatre and opera. Great pictures dear

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    1. That's wonderful to hear Karolina

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  56. Love this, Gabrielle! Like you I'm a HUGE fan of the opera and theater! The Chicago Lyric House is practically my second home! We even take our son, almost 4, to the children's opera and he seems to love it as well!
    Awesome pictures and definitely something I would enjoy too!
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    1. That's brilliant, I had no idea so many readers shared this interest with me! Ah! Taking your son to the children's opera sounds so lovely, what a lovely occasion :)

      Gabrielle x

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  57. I haven't been to the theatre in a very looonnggg time! Great post!

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    1. Get yourself to see something soon Raqda! Thanks!

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  58. I would love to see this production!

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    1. Same! Have a lovely week Danielle!

      Gabrielle x

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  59. That looks like a really good production! My and my MIL are planning to attend one too however we can't make up our mind on which show to catch.

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    1. Haha modern problems.. whatever you choose, I've no doubt you'll enjoy yourselves! :)

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  60. A real classic. Amazing that you got to see it live, great photos! It looked great.

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    1. These aren't actually my photos Rachel, but thanks for stopping by!

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  61. I love the theatre too! It's cool you got to take pictures here! What a tragic sounding production, I hope you enjoyed it. :)
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    1. These are not my photos, though I'm with you on appreciating the air of tragedy - it's what makes a good opera!

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  62. i love this opera
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  63. omg, that's fantastic! I'm really jealous of you right now, in a very healthy way :) ahah

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    1. No need to be jealous, I haven't seen it yet haha! ;)

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  64. You have so many stage shows at your disposal. So lucky! See everything you can!
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    1. That's very true, I hadn't realised shows weren't as accessible in some areas!

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  65. One word for this: AMAZING! This production seems really nice. I hope I can go to one in the near future. Thanks for sharing, lovely! xx

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    1. It certainly does seem like a spectacular production! :)

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  66. this is interesting! i do hope they come to my side of the pond so that I could see them :)

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    1. That sounds like a fabulous idea, though I'm sure there'll be other interpretations of the opera over there too!

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  67. Awesome sets!

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