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Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘La Bohème’


The Metropolitan Opera has announced a cast change for its performance of “La Bohème” on Oct. 13, 2023. The company said that the role of Colline will be sung by Scott Conner who replaces Christian Van Horn. Conner made his Met debut as the Police Commissioner in “Der Rosenkavalier” in 2017. He has since reprised his role in “Der Rosenkavalier” {…}


Federica Lombardi & Anita Hartig Lead Metropolitan Opera’s ‘La Bohème’


The Metropolitan Opera is set to revive Puccini’s “La Bohème” for 18 performances in the fall and winter. The opera, which is set to run between Oct. 10 and Jan. 13, will first star Federica Lombardi in the lead role alongside Matthew Polenzani, Olga Kulchynska, and Adam Plachetka. The cast also includes Sean Michael Plumb in his Met role debut as {…}


Amina Edris & Pene Pati Lead Canadian Opera Company’s ‘La Bohème’


The Canadian Opera Company is set to present a production of Puccini’s “La Bohème” from Oct. 6 to 28, 2023. The opera will be presented in a production by Tony Award winner John Caird and will be conducted by Jordan de Souza. The opera will star real-life husband and wife, tenor Pene Pati and soprano Amina Edris in the leading roles {…}


Q & A: Yongzhao Yu & Véronique Filloux on Performing Rodolfo & Musetta for the Berkshire Opera Festival’s First-Ever ‘La Bohème’


For the Berkshire Opera Festival’s first “La Bohème,” OperaWire interviewed two of the leads, Yongzhao Yu (Rodolfo)  and Véronique Filloux (Musetta). The festival, not far from the historic site of Tanglewood, has over the years gained a reputation for exciting and powerful productions. It is also known for spotting rising talent poised to reach an ever wider audience around the globe. {…}


Valley Opera & Performing Arts to Present COVID-19 Set ‘La Bohème’


Valley Opera and Performing Arts is set to present a Uniquely Relevant Production of Puccini’s “La Bohème.” The opera, which is set to be presented on Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, 2023, features a concept by Dylan F. Thomas and stage direction by Brayden Hade. The production will bring the classic opera back to the height of the Covid-19 pandemic {…}


Mario Rojas & Desirée Rancatore Lead ‘La Bohème’ at Luglio Musicale Trapanese


The Luglio Musicale Trapanese is set to present Puccini’s “La Bohème.” The opera will be presented in a production by Maestro Walter Roccaro on August 20 and 22 at the Teatro Giuseppe Di Stefano. Carlo Goldstein conducts the Orchestra e del Coro del Luglio Musicale Trapanese with a cast that includes Desirée Rancatore as Mimi, Francesca Benitez as Musetta, Mario Rojas {…}


Aida Garifulina, Matteo Roma & Željko Lučić Star in Opera na Vodi’s ‘La Bohème’


Opera na Vodi presents Puccini’s “La Bohème” on Sept. 8 at the Belgrade Waterfront in Serbia. Soprano Aida Garifulina sings the role of Mimì, with tenor Matteo Roma as Rodolfo, and baritone Željko Lučić as Marcello. They are joined by Opera Nationala Romana Timisoara’s choir. Dejan Savić conducts. The opera will be sung in Italian with translations in English and {…}


Puccini Festival Replaces Alberto Veronesi for ‘La Boheme’


(Credit: Giorgio Andreuccetti) The Puccini Festival has announced a conductor change for its new production of “La Bohème.” The company said that Manlio Benzi will replace Alberto Veronesi at the podium. The news comes after Veronesi blindfolded his eyes at the opening night of the production on July 14 in protest of Christophe Gayrel’s production which updated the opera to {…}