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October 16: Puccini's La Boheme

Puccini's La boheme
Cory Weaver
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It’s 19th-century Paris, a world capital filled with bustling cafes, bold ideas and creative energy. Six struggling young artists dream of making it big and finding their perfect matches. Along the way,
they learn to celebrate life for all that it’s worth.

A perennial audience favorite since its 1896 premiere, La Bohème sings to the romantic in all of us. It remains one of the most beloved and most frequently performed of all operas.

Conducted by James Conlon, this fresh take on Puccini’s classic is the creation of Barrie Kosky, one of Europe’s most inventive stage directors. Two gorgeous young international stars appear as the tragic lovers: soprano Marina Costa-Jackson as Mimì and tenor Saimir Pirgu as Rodolfo. The cast also includes baritone Kihun Yoon as Marcello and bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee as Collin.