For one performance only, WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists are cast in Puccini's timeless tale of young bohemians struggling to fulfill their dreams and find love in Paris. WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin conducts.
This event is NOT taking place at the Kennedy Center
Deep in the heart of Paris's Latin Quarter--where music and dancing swirl nightly at the Café Momus--Mimì, a lovely seamstress of delicate health, meets handsome poet Rodolfo. Eccentric singer Musetta flirts and feuds with painter Marcello. And Colline, a philosopher, and Schaunard, a musician, do their best to distract the landlord from the rent. Through jealous breakups and rekindled romances, rowdy celebrations and tender tears, these six friends fight to keep their passions burning bright, hoping spring cures a tragic illness looming in their midst.
Puccini's timeless tale of young bohemians struggling to fulfill their dreams, find love, and stay warm through a harsh Parisian winter returns to the Opera House in a brand-new production.
Performance Timing: Acts I & II - 55 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Acts III & IV: 54 min.
Major support for WNO is provided by Jacqueline Badger Mars.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
General Dynamics is the proud sponsor of WNO's 2014-2015 Season.
WNO acknowledges the longstanding generosity of
Life Chairman Mrs. Eugene B. Casey.
Generous support for WNO Italian opera is provided by Daniel and Gayle D'Aniello.
La bohème is a production of the Clarice Smith Opera Series.
The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is made possible through the generous support of
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Additional funding for the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
is provided by Judy and Billy Cox.