La Bohème: From the Streets of Paris to Tacoma

17 Mar

WHO: Tacoma Opera with chamber ensemble
WHAT: La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini; Italian with English subtitles
WHERE: Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St. in Tacoma
WHEN: Friday, March 30, 8 pm – Sunday, April 1, 2 pm
ADMISSION:$12.50-$64. Info at 253-627-7789. Download an order form OR order online from the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts (visit the website for details).

Turn up the drama - check out a Tacoma Opera production! Here, a scene from "The Marriage of Figaro." Photo: Peter Serko

Paris like you’ve never seen it. If you’re a fool for heaving drama set to ravishing music, you’ll love the Tacoma Opera production of La  Bohème. Tacoma’s own opera company is presenting Puccini’s opus about the lives, loves and sorrows of a group of struggling young artists in the bohemian district of Paris in an updated retelling of the classic story. La Bohème is a work of endless appeal – one of the greatest love stories in all of opera, it takes on new forms to beguile each new generation of audiences. It premiered in 1896 in Turin, Italy; was reinvented during the silent movies of the 1920s, stormed Broadway as Rent in 1996, and reemerged yet again as a “Broadway Bohème” for the new millenium.

By moving the story to Paris in 1947, Tacoma Opera promises a fresh reading of this classic opera of love and loss. Get ready for a Bohème unlike any you have seen before!

Read more: Plot Synopsis ~ Meet the Artists


3 Responses to “La Bohème: From the Streets of Paris to Tacoma”

  1. Jacquelyn Giles March 19, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    All the singer/actors are age-appropriate rising young professionals–no faded diva/divos for Tacoma Opera. Only one example: Robert McPherson, lead tenor in this season’s A Turk in Italy has sung internationally and will appear with the UK’s National Opera this season. He has also covered roles at the Metropolitan, which means that the artist is trusted to step in to replace a cast singer at the last minute. Don’t miss this fresh production!

    • Tacoma Arts March 19, 2012 at 10:57 am #

      Thanks, Jacquelyn! Tacoma Opera is a gem – and we LOVE a diva! Look for a more detailed post about our own Tacoma Opera, soon!


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