la bohÈme

Giacomo Puccini • March 30 and April 2, 5, 7, 2019

Set against the backdrop of 1830s Paris, La bohème follows four impoverished artists surviving with little more than friendship, passion, and love for their art. When Rodolfo, a poet, and Mimi, a young seamstress, meet, the two are drawn into a tumultuous and passionate affair with a love that can only be broken by death.

Emotional and dramatic, it’s no wonder Puccini’s most celebrated opera has transcended the genre, inspiring both a ballet and the Broadway hit musical RENT.

La bohème will make you laugh, and bring you to tears, with its timeless story and captivating music.

Nicole Cabell, winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, makes her Pittsburgh Opera debut as Mimì. Jean-Luc Tingaud conducts. Stephanie Havey directs. Four performances only, at the Benedum Center.

Colline (Tyler Zimmerman), Rodolfo (Sean Pannikar), Marcello (Craig Verm) and Shaunard (Ben Taylor). Photo by David Bachman for Pittsburgh Opera

Mimi (Nicole Cabell) and Rodolfo (Sean Pannikar). Photo by David Bachman for Pittsburgh Opera

Marcello (Craig Verm), Colline (Tyler Zimmerman) and Shaunard (Ben Taylor). Photo by David Bachman for Pittsburgh Opera

Musetta (Sari Gruber) with Alcindoro (Kevin Glavin). Photo by David Bachman for Pittsburgh Opera

Photo by David Bachman for Pittsburgh Opera

Musetta (Sari Gruber) with Marcello (Craig Verm). Photo by David Bachman for Pittsburgh Opera

Marcello (Craig Verm) with Rodolfo (Sean Pannikar). Photo by David Bachman for Pittsburgh Opera.

Mimi (Nicole Cabell) with Rodolfo (Sean Pannikar). Photo by David Bachman for Pittsburgh Opera

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