La Bohème for Families


Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

The perfect opera for families and new operagoers of all ages, La Bohème for Families is a specially priced matinee of this exciting production sung in Italian with English supertitles and narration. A much beloved opera, Bohème is a fusion of high-spirited fun and poignant tragedy about struggling artists falling in and out of love in 19th-century Paris. This family-friendly performance is presented with full orchestra and chorus and has been shortened by a few minutes to allow time for the narration. Recommended for children age 7 and older.

San Francisco Opera's Education Department will offer Family Workshops preceding each performance of La Bohème for Families.

Please note: The Café at the Opera House will not be open prior to the La Bohème for Families matinee performances. All other concessions and services will be open.  

Childrens ticket prices range from $15 – $50.
Adult ticket prices range from $30 – $100.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles and English narration.

Approximate running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes including one intermission

Audio excerpts are from the 2008 performance of La Bohème with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nicola Luisotti.
Quando m’en vo’”/Norah Ansellem (Musetta); “Che gelida manina”/Piotr Beczala (Rodolfo); End of Act II/Chorus; “Mi chiamano Mimì”/Angela Gheorgiu (Mimì); “O soave fanciulla”/Piotr Beczala, Angela Gheorgiu

Cast, program, prices and schedule are subject to change.


Mimi Julie Adams *
Rodolfo Eric Margiore *
Musetta Maria Valdes
Marcello Joo Won Kang
Colline Scott Conner
Schaunard Efrain Solis
Benoit, Alcindoro Dale Travis

Production Credits

Conductor Dennis Doubin
Director Jose Maria Condemi

* San Francisco Opera Debut


  • Sat 11/22/14 12:00pm *

  • Sat 11/29/14 1:00pm *

*OperaVision, HD video projection screens featured in the Balcony level for this performance, is made possible by the Koret/Taube Media Suite.