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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 The company revealed that Danielle de Niese has withdrawn from all performances of “La Bohème” to recover from illness.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 {…}


Berlin State Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘La Bohème’


The Berlin State Opera has announced that Irina Lungu will replace Valentina Nafornita in “La Bohème.” The news comes after Nafornita withdrew from performances following the birth of her child. Lungu will join a cast that includes Freddie De Tommaso as Rodolfo, George Petean as Marcello, Victoria Randem as Musetta, Gyula Orendt as Schaunard, and Grigory Shkarupa as Colline. The {…}


Gabriella Reyes Leads Atlanta Opera’s ‘La Bohème’


The Atlanta Opera opens in 2024 with Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème.” The opera, which is set to be performed at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, will open on Jan. 20 and will be performed through Jan. 28, 2024. The production will star Gabriella Reyes, Long Long, Zachary Nelson, and Madison Leonard. Tomer Zvulun directs the opera with Jonathan Brandani conducting. The {…}


Metropolitan Opera to Dedicate ‘La Bohème’ to Victoria de Los Ángeles’ Centennial


(Credit: Allan Warren) The Metropolitan Opera is set to celebrate Victoria de Los Ángeles’ centennial on Nov. 1 2023 during a performance of “La Bohème.” The Victoria de los Ángeles Foundation announced that news noting that the legendary soprano made her Met debut in 1951 with “Faust” and appeared on the Met stage in performances of “Manon,” “Madama Butterfly,” “Pelléas {…}


The Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘La Bohème‘


The Metropolitan Opera has announces change for “La Bohème” on Oct. 28, 2023. The company said “for today’s performance of Puccini’s ‘La Bohème,’ the role of Rodolfo will be sung by Stephen Costello replacing Matthew Polenzani. Costello has performed the role on numerous occasions at the Met, Bayerische Staatsoper, New National Theatre, and Deutsche Oper Berlin, among others. This season {…}

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Metropolitan Opera 2023-24 Review: La Bohème


Photo: ©Met Opera press Metropolitan Opera is presenting Puccini’s “La Bohème” with set designs by the masterful Franco Zeffirelli for its 2023-24 season run with a total of 18 performances which began on October 10th, continuing through January 3, 2024. The season opener marked the 1,347th performance at the opera house, and in order to not get lost in the {…}