Jacksonville Symphony to Present ‘La Bohème’

By Francisco Salazar

The Jacksonville Symphony in Florida is set to present Puccini’s “La Bohème.”

The upcoming performances will mark the largest production the Symphony will produce in the 2021-22 season, featuring an all-star cast.

Gregory Keller will direct the production which is set to star Danielle Talamantes as Mimì, Andrew Owens as Rodolfo, Gabrielle Reyes as Musetta, Zachary Nelson as Marcello, Richard Ollarsaba as Schaunard, Soloman Howard as Colline, and Kerry Wilkerson as Benoît and Alcindoro. Courtney Lewis conducts the production.

This rendition of the famed Puccini vehicle will also mark the first opera the symphony performs since 2019 when the organization presented Mozart’s  “Don Giovanni.” The production was “symphonically-staged” in its concert hall, Jacoby Symphony Hall. Platforms were built to surround the orchestra, and the orchestra utilized three, 30-foot projection screens to set the scene of the production.

“La Bohème” is set to be performed on April 29 and May 1, 2022.