Saturday, April 5, 8pm
Tuesday, April 8, 7pm
Friday, April 11, 8pm
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Sung in Italian with projected English translations.
Running time is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.
They're young, in love, and in Paris
Embrace one of the most romantic operas of all time, a coming-of-age story about love and loss set in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1830s.
In a cold artists' attic on Christmas Eve, a bohemian poet falls in love with a shy seamstress. When Mimi takes ill, Rodolfo leaves her in the hope that she'll find a wealthy suitor who can afford to heal her.
But before spring can come to Paris, they learn that love is stronger than any medicine.
Puccini combines this heartbreaking story with soaring melodies to create his greatest opera.
Read the full synopsis here.
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La Bohème Interviews & Rehearsal Footage
Click here to for interview with director Brian Deerick.
Click here to for interviews with Danielle Pastin (Mimi) and Eric Fennell (Rodolfo).
Informative 15-minute talks occur a half-hour before curtain and will add to your enjoyment of the opera.
Presented by hosts of Winnipeg's Classic Radio 107 FM.
Free of charge.
Piano Nobile, Concert Hall
By Robert Vineberg, Manitoba Opera, Board of Trustees
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