The most popular opera of all returns in one of The Royal Operas best loved stagings, regularly revived since its opening night in 1974 – and now being seen for the very last time. John Copleys keen stagecraft and loving attention to period and dramatic detail make his production a masterpiece of realism, while Julia Trevelyan Omans designs evoke the atmosphere of 19th century Paris. Several of todays greatest opera stars return to bid farewell to this sublime staging, notably Anna Netrebko as Mimì, and Joseph Calleja as her lover, Rodolfo. Israeli conductor Dan Ettinger conducts one of Puccinis most emotional and melodious scores, in a revival that promises to go down in Royal Opera history.