SAN JOSE, CA — Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème is a passionate story of love among young artists in Paris. Mimi spends her days embroidering and her winter evenings longing for springtime. Literally in search of light, a match for her only candle, she instead finds happiness and friendship with a band of impoverished bohemians – a poet, a philosopher, a painter, and a musician. Briefly, Mimì and Rodolfo make a place of love for themselves, until poverty prevails.
Based on the lives of bohemians, including Puccini himself, La Bohème rings true. Opera San José presents six performances of this beloved opera, sung in Italian with English supertitles, at the California Theatre from April 15-30. (Click here for event information.)
“I am excited to direct La Bohème for Opera San José,” said director, Michael Shell. “The opera will be set at the end of WWI, when Paris was delirious with optimism for the new century, when Nijinksy, Stravinsky, Picasso and Coco Channel were creating a new way of life in the most exciting city in the world.” [Read More]