La bohème - Detroit Opera

Overview

How do we go from tragedy to hope? From death to life? From loneliness to love? In this visionary treatment of Puccini’s opus La bohème, Detroit Opera does just that — by presenting the opera in reverse order. From finish to start, from death to the promise of new love, from loneliness and despair to the joy of friendships, wine, and song, this reversal presents the characters and arias we love in a refreshing, new vision of the story. Our favorite starving young artists and lovers survive to hope another day.

Presented in the Detroit Opera House in a co-production with Boston Lyric Opera and Spoleto Festival USA, this bold, unconventional take on Puccini’s opus is itself a bohemian work of art: experimental, nonconforming, original. This production is the first to stage La bohème in reverse, marking an impressive creative milestone for Detroit Opera as part of our vision for The Next 50.

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Fast Facts

*NEW PRODUCTION*

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Director – Yuval Sharon
Set Design – John Conklin
Costume Design – Jessica Jahn
Lighting Design – John Torres

A Co-Production of Detroit Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and Spoleto Festival USA

100 minutes with no intermission

La bohème Program Book

Opera Talks:
Sat – Yuval Sharon and Christine Goerke
Wed – Andrea Scobie, Arthur White, and Yuval Sharon
Sun: Yuval Sharon and Christine Goerke

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Artists

Yuval Sharon

Director

Roberto Kalb

Conductor

Marlen Nahhas

Mimi

Matthew White

Rodolfo

Edward Parks

Marcello

Brandie Inez Sutton

Musetta

George Shirley

The Wanderer

Benjamin Taylor

Schaunard

Cory McGee

Colline

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Gary L. Wasserman and Charles H. Kashner

Fast Facts

*NEW PRODUCTION*

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Director – Yuval Sharon
Set Design – John Conklin
Costume Design – Jessica Jahn
Lighting Design – John Torres

A Co-Production of Detroit Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and Spoleto Festival USA

100 minutes with no intermission

La bohème Program Book

Opera Talks:
Sat – Yuval Sharon and Christine Goerke
Wed – Andrea Scobie, Arthur White, and Yuval Sharon
Sun: Yuval Sharon and Christine Goerke

See our COVID-19 Policy Here

Sponsors

Season Sponsor

Supported by:

 

 

 

and

Gary L. Wasserman and Charles H. Kashner