Performances & Events

La Bohème


Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:00PM
Power Center

La Bohème
Contact the ticket office for availability








Live and love today, for there is no tomorrow
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Based on Scénes de la vie de Bohéme by Henry Murger
Sung in Italian with projected English translations

University Opera Theatre
University Symphony Orchestra
Kenneth Kiesler, conductor
Matthew Ozawa, director

Reserved Seating $30 and $24 • Students $13 with ID

What could be more magical than to fall in love in Paris? In one of the most touching romances ever imagined, a poor poet of the Latin Quarter meets his charming young neighbor by accident and both become completely smitten with each other. Their friends, all aspiring artisans of various trades, personify the values of the bohemian lifestyle. Art and love stand before all else for these young Parisians, who live passionately and ardently until life gives out. Filled with tenderness and pathos, La Bohème captures the enthusiasm of youth and the joy of true love.

La Bohème has won the hearts of audiences since its premiere in 1896. It features the beloved and exquisite arias “Mi chiammano Mimi,” “Che gelida manina,” and the flirtatious waltz “Quando m’en vo.” The New York Times declared Bohème “the world’s most popular opera,” and new listeners continue to discover its timeless story through Jonathan Larson’s beloved rock-opera update, Rent. Whether this is your first experience or your tenth, La Bohème’s spirited music and universal tale is sure to capture your imagination and your heart.



Sung in Italian with projected English translations.



CAST BREAKDOWNS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
THURSDAY/SATURDAY CAST:

Mimi - Goitsemang Lehobye
Rodolfo - Cameron Johnson
Musetta - Meridian Prall
Marcello - Benton DeGroot
Schaunard - Louis Ong
Colline - Alan Williams

FRIDAY/SUNDAY CAST:
Mimi - Lenora Green-Turner
Rodolfo - Camron Gray
Musetta - Lucia Helgren
Marcello - Logan Dell’Acqua
Schaunard - Jacob Surzyn
Colline - Edward Nunoo