Opera Wilmington presents La Bohème

Our French-themed series of events this winter and spring culminates with what we know will be a fabulous production of Puccini’s masterpiece of love and loss. At our fundraiser kickoff event Oct. 28, we introduced (to great applause!!) three of our leads: tenor Jonathan Kaufman as Rodolfo, soprano Jemeesa Yarborough as Mimi, and soprano Mary Claire Curran as Musetta.

We are proud to announce other cast members: Andrew René (baritone) will sing the role of Marcello. Rounding out the main cast are baritone Scott Ballantine as Schaunard and perennial favorite Carl Samet as Colline.

Leading the singers and our wonderful Opera Wilmington Orchestra will be rising conductor Daniel Brier.

We’ll be profiling each of these cast members on our “Who’s Who” page. See who’s up first!

The production takes place July 19, 21, 26 and 28, 2019 in UNCW’s Mainstage Theatre.

Friday performances of La Bohème are at 7 p.m.; Sundays are 3 p.m. matinées. Tickets are available through UNCW’s Kenan Box Office at 910 962-3500 Monday-Friday from 2-6 p.m. or online here. A reservation fee applies to online sales.

Want to support our wonderful season? Operas are expensive to stage, and we want to bring you the very best. Click here to make a gift; remember that Opera Wilmington is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization so your contributions are tax deductible.

Other details about this summer’s production:

  • Again this summer, Opera Wilmington’s fully staged opera production will be a prominent part of UNCW’s Lumina Festival of the Arts, which runs from July 10 to 28, 2019 and includes a sparkling array of performing arts offerings.
  • La Bohème will be performed in the MainStage Theater, Cultural Arts Building, on the UNCW campus. View a map of the campus (the Cultural Arts Building is shown as CA on the map). Free parking is available in two adjacent lots.

If you would like more information about La Bohème, email info@operawilmington.org.

Here's this week's Opera IQ question:

On what work was La Bohème based?
  1. La Vie en Rose
  2. Rent
  3. Scènes de la vie de bohème

Click here to find the answer!



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