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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
Approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes with one intermission
Fans of the musical Rent and the film Moulin Rouge
Full Series: AllHalf Series: B, F, T, H, K, N, WMini Series: MS4, MS5, MS6Out of Town Series: OT7, OT8, OT9
Tickets for the 2016–17 Season are now available only by subscribing. Individual tickets go on sale Monday, June 27, 2016.
* OperaVision, HD video projection screens featured in the Balcony level for this performance, is made possible by the Koret/Taube Media Suite.
Seattle Opera’s La Bohème “conducted by Carlo Montanaro with flair and perceptivity in equal measure”
"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
Young Parisians struggle to maintain their relationships amid heartache and hardship.
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June 10, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25, and 29 July 2
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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September 9–30, 2016
November 5–December 6, 2016
November 6–December 4, 2016
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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