La bohème

LA BOHÈME

March 29; April 1, 4, 6, 2014
Benedum Center

Music by Giacomo Puccini • Libretto by Luigi Illica


ROMANCE, FRIENDSHIP, AND A STRUGGLE
FOR SURVIVAL IN THE CITY OF LIGHTS

It’s Christmas Eve in Paris, and a young poet meets the love of his life. Their time together is a poignant picture of poverty and illness, shared by friends. The entrancing set captures the charm and vigor of 19th-century Paris.

Watch the LA BOHÈME video postcard here.

 

Music from LA BOHÈME

Si, mi chiamo Mimi (Yes, I'm called Mimi) - Freni
O soave fanciulla (O lovely girl) - Pavarotti, Freni 

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LA BOHÈME Photo Album

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Video from our production of LA BOHÈME

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"Quando m'en vo" from
LA BOHÈME
Mimi says goodbye from LA  BOHÈME ("Donde lieta usci")

 

Previews and Reviews for LA BOHÈME

PREVIEW: An interview with "Musetta," Sari Gruber (video) - 'Burgh Vivant
PREVIEW: Puccini's Parisian Romance - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 

PREVIEW: Tenor ready to tackle "La boheme" demands - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
REVIEW: Pittsburgh Opera stages attractive, pleasing "La boheme" - Post-Gazette
REVIEW: Pittsburgh Opera presents exquisite, charming La boheme" - Tribune-Review 
REVIEW: Pittsburgh Opera's La boheme is a visual and melodic treat" - Owl Scribe Blog 

 

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The Cast & Creative Team

Leah Crocetto Craig Verm
 
Eric Barry Sari Gruber
 
Leah Crocetto +
Mimi
David Lomeli
Rodolfo 3/29, 4/1, 4/4
Eric Barry
Rodolfo 4/3, 4/6
Sari Gruber
Musetta
Troy Cook
 
Oren Gradus Resident Artist Phillip Gay Resident Artist Alex DeSocio
 
Troy Cook +
Marcello
Kevin Glavin **
Benoit/Alcindoro
Philip Gay *
Colline
Dimitrie Lazich
Schaunard
 

 

Creative Team 

Conductor
Antony Walker
Director Tomer Zvulun
Co-Director
Helena Binder
Set Designer(s) Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer Martin Pakledinez *
Lighting Designer Andrew Ostrowski
   * deceased
   
Assistant Conductor Glenn Lewis
Chorus Master Mark Trawka
 Associate Coach/Pianist James Lesniak
 Hair & Makeup Designer James D. Geier
Assistant Director George Cederquist *

 + Pittsburgh Opera debut
* Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist
** Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist alumni

 Production owned by Pittsburgh Opera.

 

Related Events

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Performance Details & Resources 

  PERFORMANCE LOCATION • All performances of LA BOHÈME

will be at the Benedum Center.

  PARKING Get real-time parking information at Park PGH. See a map of Cultural District parking facilities here.
  RUN TIME • LA BOHÈME will last about 2 hours and 40 minutes, including

2 intermissions.

  OPERA FAQs Get answers to frequently-asked questions like "what's a good opera for kids? or "what should I wear?"
  PRE-OPERA TALKS begin 1 hour before each performance of LA BOHÈME.
  UNDERSTAND EVERY WORD: English texts are projected above the stage at all of our Benedum Center performances.
AUDIO DESCRIPTION is offered at the Tuesday, April 1 performance of LA BOHÈME.
WHEELCHAIR ACCOMMODATIONS are available at the Benedum Center.
PROGRAM BOOKS are available in a Braille version at all of our Benedum Center performances.
PROGRAM BOOKS are available in a Large Print version at all of our Benedum Center performances.
  A STUDY GUIDE FOR LA BOHÈME (PDF) is published by our Education Department, available by clicking here.
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