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Teatro Carlo Felice to Present New ‘La Bohème’ Production


The Teatro Carlo Felice Genova will continue its season with Puccini’s “La Bohème.” The opera, which opens on April 12 and runs through April 21, will celebrate Puccini’s anniversary. Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducts the production by Augusto Fornari. The cast will include Anastasia Bartoli, Serena Gamberoni, Galeano Salas, Alessandro Scotto di Luzio, Alessio Arduini, Leon Kim, Benedetta Torre, Maria Novella Malfatti, {…}


Teatro Regio di Parma Announces ‘La Boheme’ Competition Winners


The Teatro Regio di Parma has announced the winner of the “La Bohème” competition, which will see a new production during the 2024-25 season. The team La Scatola dei ricordi was announced as the winner at the Teatro Sociale di Como. The team comprises director and costume designer Maria Luisa Bafunno, stage designer Eleonora Peronetti, choreographer Emanuele Rosa, and lighting {…}


Elizabeth Caballero Leads Fort Worth Opera’s ‘La Bohème’


Fort Worth Opera is set to perform Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème.” The Fort Worth Opera production will be semi-staged, with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya. The vocal cast will include Elizabeth Caballero (soprano) as Mimì, Alok Kumar (tenor) as Rodolfo, Daniel Scofield (baritone) as Marcello, Meigui Zhang (soprano) as Musetta, Michael Colman (bass) as Schaunard and {…}


Teatro Regio di Parma Announces Finalists for ‘La Bohème’ Project


The Teatro Regio di Parma has announced the four finalists for its directorial project for Puccini’s “La bohème” for its 2024-25 season. The competition is promoted by the OperaLombardia circuit in coproduction with the Fondazione Teatro Regio di Parma and Fondazione I Teatri di Reggio Emilia, in collaboration with Opera Europa. The Teatro Regio di Parma announced that there were {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Royal Opera House 2023–24 Review: La bohème


(Photo: Camilla Greenwell/Royal Opera House) Trailing draggily behind Puccini’s rue and jubilance, this season’s Royal Opera House revival of the tearful “La bohème” appears afraid of the work’s earnestness. Decked out in semi-mockeries of 1830s Paris, Richard Jones’ 2017 production favors episodes of bawdiness at the expense of the Bohemian; endangering its players’ vocal liberties. Perhaps as the result of {…}


Carolina López Moreno & Iván Ayón-Rivas Star in Festival Granda’s ‘La Bohème’


For its 15th edition, the Festival Internacional de Ópera Alejandro Granda in Lima, Peru will present Puccini’s “La bohème.” The cast will be headlined by the Bolivian-Albanian soprano Carolina López Moreno as Mimì and Peruvian tenor Iván Ayón-Rivas as Rodolfo. Joining them are Spanish soprano Patricia Calvache as Musetta and baritones Francesco Samuele Venuti and Giuseppe Toia as Marcello and {…}


Royal Opera House Reveals Cast Changes for ‘La Bohème’ & ‘Andrea Chénier’


(© Laura Scaccabarozzi) The Royal Opera House has announced two cast changes for upcoming productions. The company revealed that Danielle de Niese has withdrawn from all performances of “La Bohème” to recover from illness. In her stead, Lauren Fagan will take on the famed role of Musetta. Fagan has previously appeared with the company in “Hansel and Gretel” and was {…}


Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘La Bohème’


The Metropolitan Opera has announced a cast change for its production of Puccini’s “La Bohème.” The company noted that Joseph Calleja will not perform the role of Rodolfo on Jan. 4, 8, and 13, 2024. In his stead, Stephen Costello will sing the role, which he has already performed this season. This season Costello is set to perform with the {…}


Theater Dortmund Announces Cast Change for ‘La Bohème’


The Theater Dortmund has a cast change for its production of “La Bohème.” The company said, “Due to illness, Jonathan Tetelman has to miss his appearance as Rodolfo in ‘La Bohème’ on Sunday, Dec. 10th. at the Dortmund Opera, as already on Dec. 7th. at the Vienna Symphony Orchestra’s Advent concert.” The company noted, “Fortunately, a replacement date could be {…}