Following the lives of four young bohemians as they fight, fantasize and fall in (and out) of love in the face of poverty, La Boheme is widely regarded as one of Puccini's greatest works, spawning myriad adaptations, even becoming the basis for hit musical RENT. Although the struggle and strife (and excitement) of 1840's Paris may seem worlds away to us now, the themes have remained timeless and universal.
Since the nineteenth Century, people have been referring to bohemians, who were usually artists, musicians and writers who lived life for the experience (and the absinthe.) The characters of La Boheme are just like that, down on luck and rent, but high on love and life. There's Roldofo and Mimi, an everlasting couple for whom struggle often gets in the middle, and Muschetta and Marcello, the outrageous, flirtatious ones who always seem to find their way back to eachother. You can't fail to enjoy the riotous and charismatic tales of these wild young things!
Opening night: 8 May 2021
Sung in Italian with English titles.
Two hours and fifteen minutes
Angel Blue and Janai Brugger as Mimi (alternate dates)
Stephen Costello and Evan LeRoy Johnson as Rodolfo (alternate dates)
Jacqueline Echols as Musetta
Adam Plachetka and Gihoon Kim as Marcello (alternate dates)
Adrian Timpau as Schaunard
Alexandros Stavrakakis as Colline
Arthur Woodley as Benoit/Alcindoro
Conducted by Evan Rogister
Directed by Peter Kazaras
Original Production by Jo Davies
Original Set Design by Lee Savage
Costumes Designed by Jennifer Moeller
Lighting Designed by Bruno Poet
Choreographed by Ben Wright
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