Monday, February 28, at 8 pm
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
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* Gerard Powers sang the role of Rodolfo in the first two performances of La Bohème. Mr. Powers temporarily replaced Luc Robert who was unable to perform due to illness.
Puccini's nostalgic story of young artists who live on love is one of the most renowned operas of all time. Full of youthful high spirits, intense passion, and heartbreaking tenderness, La Bohème has justly been called the greatest love story ever sung.
While his friend Marcello carries on a tempestuous affair with the flirtatious Musetta, the poet Rodolfo falls in love with a seamstress named Mimi. Their euphoria is soon tinged with dread as Mimi falls ill. But in their brief moments of joy together, they find the love of a lifetime.
Beloved as much for its touching characters as for Puccini's rapturous music, La Bohème will completely captivate you. Resistance is futile – be ready to fall in love again as you immerse yourself in this most passionate of operas!
First Performance February 1, 1896, Teatro Regio, Turin
In Italian with English Surtitles