Puccini's masterpiece, La Bohème
, features some of the most beautiful music ever written. It's no wonder it's become one of the world's most popular operas! Join us for a trip through some of the opera's most memorable musical highlights.
"Che gelida manina" ("What a cold little hand") | Atalla Ayan
Having met her only moments ago, Rodolfo is already falling in love with Mimì. In this aria
, he tells her about his poetic nature.Tenor Atalla Ayan will be performing the role of Rodolfo in our production April 17, 26, 28, May 2, 4, 11 (7:30 p.m.).
Excerpt: "Si, mi chiamano Mimì" ("Yes, they call me Mimì") | Angel Blue
Mimì’s emotions match Rodolfo’s as she tells him about her simple life sewing flowers, waiting for the coming of spring and blossoming of real flowers.
Soprano Angel Blue will be performing the role of Mimì in our production April 17, 26, 28, May 2, 4, 11 (7:30 p.m.).
Excerpt: "O soave fanciulla" ("Oh lovely girl") | Angel Blue & Russell Thomas
Mimì and Rodolfo finally declare their feelings in this passionate love duet.Soprano Angel Blue will be performing the role of Mimì in our production April 17, 26, 28, May 2, 4, 11 (7:30 p.m.). Tenor Russell Thomas will perform the title role in Verdi's
Otello this spring, April 27 to May.
"Quando, m'en vo" ("When I go along") | Danika Lorèn
In this well-known waltz-time aria (AKA “Musetta’s Waltz”) the flirtatious Musetta revels in the admiring looks she gets from everyone around her.Soprano Danika Lorèn will be performing the role of Musetta in our production May 5, 11 (2 p.m.), 22, 2019.
“O Mimì, tu più non torni” (“Oh Mimì, you no longer return”) | Luciano Pavarotti & Thomas Hampson
Marcello and Rodolfo reminisce about their former lovers in this duet.Baritone Thomas Hampson performed the title role in Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor's
Hadrian this past fall.
Thank you for joining us for Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème.
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.Photo credit: Dimitri Pittas as Rodolfo and Grazia Doronzio as Mimì in
La Bohème (COC, 2013), photo: Michael Cooper.