La Bohème

by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:00pm
Rialto Theater
310 S 9th St, Tacoma, WA 98402

Boheme Artwork

Puccini’s vibrant opera about four young bohemian artists in Paris, the City of Light is a timeless story about life, love and loss. This enduring tale of young love and tragic loss never gets old. Set in Paris’ Latin Quarter, where gaiety and pathos live side-by-side, the bittersweet romance of Rodolfo, the poet and Mimi, the seamstress is timeless. Whether this will be your first opera or you’ve seen it many times before, Puccini’s magic never fails to cast its entrancing spell.

More Information about La Bohème:
La Bohème is based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere performance was in Turin on February 1, 1896 at the Teatro Regio, conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini; its U.S. premiere took place the next year, 1897, in Los Angeles. Since then, La Bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide. In 1946, fifty years after the opera’s premiere, Toscanini conducted a performance of it on radio with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. This performance was eventually released on records and on compact disc. It is the only recording of a Puccini opera by its original conductor.

The Cast

Rodolfo Jon Farmer
Marcello José Rubio
Schaunard Adrian Rosales
Colline Damien Geter*
Mimi Kristin Vogel*
Musetta Jessica Noronha
Benoit/Alcindoro Glenn Guhr
Parpignol Brian Minnick
Conductor Bernard Kwiram
Stage Director Linda Kitchen
Chorus Master Denes Van Parys
Rehearsal Pianist Svitlana Smaga

* Tacoma Opera Debut

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