Puccini’s unmatched gift for melody adds remarkable poignancy to the simple joys and heartbreaking sorrows of a group of young Parisians in this universally popular classic – a smash hit for over a century.
Charming camaraderie and sincere emotional truth make these characters among the most appealing in opera. Their surging passions and pathos, masterfully conveyed by a tune-filled romantic score, make La Bohème easy to love – and impossible to forget.
In Italian with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes, with 2 intermissions
Audio described performances for visually impaired patrons available on Sunday, February 24 and Saturday March 9. Description begins 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the matinee.
Soprano Elizabeth Caballero and tenor Francesco Demuro portray Mimì and Rodolfo,
Puccini’s passionate but ill-fated lovers.
Caballero and Demuro are joined onstage by several other singers who’ve recently performed with Seattle Opera, including Michael Todd Simpson, Norah Amsellem, and audience favorite Arthur Woodley.
Preview the melodies (and costumes!) of La Bohéme in this video of Seattle Opera’s 2007 production. Includes excerpts from the Act I Love Duet and Musetta’s Waltz.
General Director Speight Jenkins introduces you to four of the singers who will portray Puccini’s bohemians in our traditional production of this popular favorite.
Stage Director Tomer Zvulun and Maestro Carlo Montanaro discuss their personal and artistic connections to this appealing "slice-of-life" opera. Includes footage of principal singers in rehearsal.
Meet some enthusiastic young singers as they prepare for Act II's lively Parisian street scene.
Watch dress rehearsal footage (complete with full orchestra & chorus) showcasing the stirring performances and masterful music that make this traditional production an appealing way to warm your heart this winter.
Enhance your opera experience with the Seattle Opera App for iPad! Complete with the La Bohème spotlight guide and digital program. The app includes articles and features not available anywhere else online. Available now from the App Store.
La Bohème tells the story a group of Parisians, lacking in money but rich with art, passion, and love, and is accompanied by one of the world’s most well-known scores.
Banner Photo Credit
© Rozarii Lynch, La Bohème, Seattle Opera, 2007