Opera Philadelphia presents La Boheme

Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 8:00pm - Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:30pm
Location: 
Academy House, 1420 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

A chance encounter on a winter night changes everything for Mimì and Rodolfo, sending them into a deep, passionate whirlwind in the heart of Paris, living among other young bohemians who are making art and falling in love. This popular revival of Puccini’s romantic blockbuster features sets inspired and enlivened by Impressionist masterpieces from the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Soprano Vanessa Vasquez—known for “melting all hearts” (Chicago Tribune)— makes her Opera Philadelphia debut as the shy seamstress Mimì alongside Evan LeRoy Johnson’s Rodolfo. Baritone Troy Cook returns to the role he had in 2012, during which he offered “a strong, well-rounded portrayal of Marcello” (Opera News).

Opera ticket holders can warm up for La bohème with an informal pre-curtain talk one hour before each performance. Opera Philadelphia’s Michael Bolton provides insights into this beloved revival of an opera classic.

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