Primer: Puccini's La BohèmeBy COC StaffPosted in 18/19
As an opera, La Bohème is both light-hearted and heartbreaking, and has drawn audiences since its premiere with its emotional score and story-telling. Here’s everything you need to know!
Primer: Verdi's OtelloBy COC StaffPosted in 18/19
Before you experience Verdi's Otello live, check out this primer for everything you need to know about the composer's penultimate opera.
Director's Notes: La BohèmeBy John CairdPosted in 18/19
Henri Murger was 23 years old when he started writing Scènes de la vie de bohème and Théodore Barrière was 25 when he adapted the work for the stage. Both men knew very well the world they were describing, so there is a raw authenticity about their efforts that requires an interpreter to take these young characters and their plight very seriously.
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