La Bohème

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La Bohème

Friday, June 3, 2016, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:30pm

TICKETS:  Tier A $67 / Tier B $52 / Tier C $37 / Tier D $22

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Sponsored by Lee and Jan Davisson

A poet. A seamstress. A painter. A singer. A musician. A philosopher.

Is it any wonder these “bohemians” are broke and penniless? It gives new meaning to Starving Artists! Luckily, in early 19th century Paris, true love isn’t measured in money.

Mimi and Musetta are the girls they can’t resist, but love is tested by Mimi’s fatal disease. Puccini’s score is filled with familiar, soaring melodies – there’s a reason this opera has been an audience favorite since it was premiered in 1896. The world premiere of La bohème was in Turin in February 1896, conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas. Join us for one of the most beautiful love stories ever told.

La-bohemeTHE CHARACTERS
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Rodolfo – a poet who shares a Paris flat with three artists
Kyle Tomlin
(Russell Andrade, cover)

Mimi – a seamstress who falls for her neighbor Rodolfo
Danielle Talamantes
(Maria Leatitia cover)

Marcello – a painter, in a turbulent relationship with Musetta
Jesse Stock
(Alexander Boyd, cover)

Musetta – a singer whose coquettish manner
gets her into trouble with her boyfriend Marcello.
Michelle Seipel
(Melissa Primavera, cover)

Schaunard – a musician also living in the flat
Daniel Scofield
(Jay Lucas Chacon, cover)

Colline – the philosopher flat-mate
Jeremy Milner
(John Short, cover)

Benoit – their landlord
Alex Adams-Leytes
(Andrew Emery, cover)

Alcindoro – a state councillor who escorts Musetta
Alex Adams-Leytes
(Andrew Emery, cover)

Parpignol – a toy vendor
Russell Andrade

Customs Sergeant
Blake Hudson

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