La Bohème

Puccini’s timeless story of love, heartbreak and the fragility of life returns by popular demand! Conducted by Carlo Montanaro, the opera’s sweeping melodies and heartfelt harmonies drive home the joy and sorrow of struggling young artists in 19th-century Paris.

Music by Giacomo Puccini | Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Sung in Italian with English supertitles


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Running Time

Approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes with one intermission

Who Should See It

Great for families and first-time operagoers. Fans of the musical Rent and the film Moulin Rouge. 

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Pre-Opera Talks are free to ticketholders and take place in the Orchestra section, 55 minutes prior to curtain.

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

The Buzz

Seattle Opera’s La Bohème “conducted by Carlo Montanaro with flair and perceptivity in equal measure”

Seattle Times

"Ellie Dehn possesses a beautiful, bronzed and rich soprano.”

The New York Times

“Tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz made a company debut of enormous grace, charisma and stamina. Here, clearly, is a singer of major promise.”

San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis

Young Parisians struggle to maintain their relationships amid heartache and hardship.

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Cast & Creative

Cast
Mimì Erika Grimaldi 1
Mimì Julie Adams 2
Musetta Ellie Dehn
Rodolfo Arturo Chacón-Cruz
Marcello Audun Iversen
Colline Scott Conner

Performances

June 10, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25, and 29 
July 2

Crew
Conductor Carlo Montanaro
Director John Caird
Production Designer David Farley
Lighting Designer Michael James Clark
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

1June 10, 15, 17, 23, 29, and July 2

2June 20 and 25

Previous performances of La Bohème can be found in our Archive.

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Made Possible By

This production is made possible, in part, by: The Burgess and Elizabeth Jamieson Fund; and Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem, through the Conductors Fund and the Emerging Stars Fund.

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Photo (top): San Francisco Opera production of La Bohème/Cory Weaver