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Gabriella Reyes & Kang Wang Headline Washington National Opera’s ‘La Bohème’


(Credit: Suzanne Vinnik) The Washington National Opera (WNO) will close out its 2022-2023 season with Puccini’s “La Bohème.” The production will run between May 13-27, 2023 at the Kennedy Center Opera House. The famed opera will star Gabriella Reyes, Gihoom Kim, Blake Denson, Kang Wang, Peter Rose, and Jackeline Echols. Also on the cast roster are WNO Fellows Tiffany Chang, {…}


Eleonora Buratto & Charles Castronovo Lead Puccini’s ‘La Bohème’ At the Metropolitan Opera


Puccini’s “La Bohème” returns to the Met with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the work for the first time at the company. The opera which is set to open on April 21 will be performed 14-performance with two casts. Soprano Eleonora Buratto, who reprises her role from last season as the tragic heroine Mimì, and tenor Stephen Costello Rodolfo, lead the first cast. {…}


Freddie De Tommaso & Marina Rebeka Lead Teatro alla Scala’s ‘La Bohème’ Livestream


Puccini’s “La Bohème” is set to be livestreamed from the Teatro alla Scala on lascala.tv on March 13, 2023. Eun Sun Kim will conduct the production by Franco Zeffirelli. The cast will include Freddie De Tommaso as Rodolfo, Marina Rebeka as Mimì, Irina Lungu as Musetta, and Luca Micheletti as Marcello. Alessio Arduini, Jongmin Park, Andrea Concetti, Alessandro Senes, and Luigi {…}


Joshua Blue & Kara Goodrich Lead Opera Philadelphia’s ‘La Bohème’


Opera Philadelphia closes its 2022-23 season with a bold staging of Puccini’s “La Bohème” that reverses the order of the famed opera. Following its premiere at the Detroit Opera, Yuval Sharon will bring his production of Puccini’s most famous work which presents the opera starting with Act four and ending with Act one. In a statement, Sharon said, “Reordering a {…}


Semperoper Dresden Announces Cast Change for ‘La Bohème’


The Semperoper Dresden has announced a cast change for its production of “La Bohème.” The company said that Claudia Pavone will take over the role of Mimi for performances on Feb. 2 and 3 under the baton of Giedrė Šlekytė. The Semperoper Dresden performances will mark Pavone’s house debut in Dresden. The Italian soprano has performed at the Teatro Alighieri {…}

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Opera Australia Review 2023: La Bohème


(Photo credit: Prudence Upton) The stories on which Puccini based his much-loved opera “La Bohème” (Henri Murger’s “Tales from Bohemian Life”) were set in Paris in the 1830s. Puccini and his librettists distilled from Murger’s diverse and diffuse vignettes of life amid the crowded echelons of poorer Parisian society a throughline of love and dying among four young struggling artist-friends {…}


Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘La Bohème’


(Credit: Corey Weaver) The Metropolitan Opera has announced a cast change for its upcoming revival of “La Bohème.” The company said that sopranos Sylvia D’Eramo and Leah Hawkins will be singing Musetta in the upcoming spring performances of Puccini’s La Bohème, replacing Kristina Mkhitaryan. D’Eramo will join the cast on April 21, 24, and 28; and May 2, 6 (matinee), {…}