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La Bohéme - 1927 - Broadway

Based on Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri Murger

Giacomo Puccini’s beautiful score has made this poignant tragedy the most performed and the most popular opera in the world. la Bohème has been the best first opera, the best date opera, and, for many the best opera. The passion, beauty, and fragility of young love come vividly to life in Puccini’s masterpiece that has enchanted generations of opera-lovers. This is an opera to be seen again and again! In Italian with English Surtitles above the stage.


Gallo Opera House

(New York, NY)
254 W. 54th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Due to a knee injury, Celso Albelo has canceled his debut at the Royal Opera House Muscat. As a result, Giorgio Berrugi will replace Albelo as Rodolfo in La Bohème.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) teams up with Banff Centre for its first ever national tour of LA BOHÈME!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Portland Opera is thrilled to present a 50-minute version of Puccini's La Bohème as the 2019 Portland Opera to Go production. This accessible and romantic Puccini opera concerns the fortunes of four young men, whose lives are changed forever when one of them, the poet Rodolfo, falls in love with the girl upstairs. For almost 20 years, Portland Opera to Go has travelled throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington presenting an opera adaptation targeted to students. Beginning on September 25, POGO will present nearly 50 performances, in venues including school gyms, libraries, cafeterias, classrooms and community centers.
by Review Roundups - Sep 16, 2019
LA Opera's production of La Bohème recently opened! Find out what the critics had to say.
by Vicki Trask - Sep 11, 2019
RENT tells the story of six New York artists struggling to survive at the end of the millennium. With a plot so complicated, it could be an opera (Puccini's La Bohéme), RENT is also a classic and one dear to many theatre-lovers' hearts. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson, this 20th Anniversary tour is a story that speaks to audiences young and old.
by Courtney Castelino - Oct 24, 2019
Broadway Across Canada has finally brought the much anticipated 20th Anniversary Tour of Jonathan Larson's acclaimed rock opera, Rent, to Ottawa. Rent is loosely based on the classic Puccini opera, La Bohème but, instead of 1890s Paris, Larson's scene is set in the gritty back alleys of New York's Alphabet City at Christmastime in the early nineties. We meet the two main protagonists, who are down on their luck. Mark (Cody Jenkins) is an aspiring filmmaker and Roger (Coleman Cummings) is a former musician. They live in a slum apartment, burning items in a steel trash can for warmth. Mark's girlfriend, Maureen (Kelsee Sweigard), left him for a woman named Joanne (Samantha Mbolekwa). Roger's girlfriend, April, committed suicide after she discovered that both she and Roger had contracted AIDS. To make matters even worse, Mark and Roger are about to be evicted by their former friend and roommate, Benny (Jason Taylor Smith), who recently purchased the building with the intention of converting it into a high-tech cyber arts studio.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Stunning opera ensemble The Parlour will take to the Hawthorn Arts Centre stage on Friday 15 November. Led by Boroondara's own Karen Van Spall and Adam Miller, the Spring Opera Gala will be a memorable night of stunning opera highlights performed by some of Melbourne's finest artists. The Parlour will treat audiences to an evening filled with soaring melodies from celebrated operas including Carmen, La Bohème, The Barber of Seville and Tosca.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The Metropolitan Opera presents Puccini's La Bohème, conducted by Marco Armiliato, with eight initial performances beginning October 25, 2019. Ailyn Pérez returns to the role of the seamstress Mimì; her lover, the poet Rodolfo, is portrayed by Matthew Polenzani in his Met role debut. Olga Kulchynska makes her Met debut as the singer Musetta, while David Bizic sings the role of the painter Marcello.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
The Olivier Award nominated producers of the 2017 smash-hit La bohème, present a Puccini double-bill, Opera Undone: Tosca & La bohème, in brand new English versions by David Eaton and Adam Spreadbury-Maher. The production will run at Trafalgar Studios 2 from 5 February to 7 March 2020. Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Artistic Director of the King's Head Theatre, will also direct the production, with musical direction from David Eaton. Opera Undone: Tosca & La bohème will have national press nights on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 February 2020 for the two casts.
by Isabella Perrone - Oct 14, 2019
One of the most unique opera experiences in Toronto this year is that of a classic story brought to life in a dive bar. The Tranzac Club's unassuming entry makes it easy to miss if you aren't looking for it, but upon entering the building there's an unshakeable feeling that something special is happening within.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 2019-2020 season with Giacomo Puccini's timeless tale of love and loss, La bohème. An audience favorite for more than a century, this tale of four young Parisians who dedicate their lives to art and love blends bohemian rhapsodies with riveting romance in one of opera's quintessential tearjerkers.
by Katie Laban - Oct 10, 2019
RENT is coming back to Detroit! The limited engagement is part of the Fox Theatre series and a stop on the 20th Anniversary Tour. It will here October 11th and 12th at the Fox Theatre. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Award winning master piece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A reimagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to speak with Cody Jenkins, who plays the role of Mark in the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT, about the show, his iconic role, and why RENT is still going strong 20 years later. Check out our conversation below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Noted conductor Jason Tramm will conduct Puccini's universally beloved opera La Bohème November 21 at 6:30 pm, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
The Olivier Award-nominated producers of the 2017 smash-hit La bohème, announce the full cast for the Puccini double-bill, Opera Undone: Tosca & La bohème. The production will run at Trafalgar Studios 2 from 5 February to 7 March 2020. Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Artistic Director of the King's Head Theatre, will also direct the production, with musical direction from David Eaton. Opera Undone: Tosca & La bohème will have national press nights on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 February 2020 for the two casts.
by Vicki Trask - Nov 11, 2019
From the moment the lights go down in the Southern Jubilee Auditorium, you as an audience are transported into 19th century Paris. A small apartment filled with destitute artists with dreams bigger than their bank accounts. Five acts, three fifteen-minute intermissions, and an aria or two later, the curtain falls and the audience is reeling from journey of love and ambition that was travelled together.
by Kelly Luck - Nov 10, 2019
KC Lyric's La Bohème revives the 2014 production with a lighter tone.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Pride in the Park will feature a diverse program of selections from opera and musical theater sung by stars of City Opera's Pride Series, including a sneak peak of their upcoming world premiere, Stonewall, playing June 21-28 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the event, Iain Bell and Mark Campbell's Stonewall is a moving and explosive new American opera that captures the rage, grit, humor and, finally, hope of the LGBTQ community's uprising in a Greenwich Village dance club on one hot night in June 1969.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Beginning Wednesday, June 19, the Met will present Summer Encores, featuring select performances from the celebrated Live in HD series, in more than 400 movie theaters across the United States and Canada. The 2019 Summer Encores opens with Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, seen in Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher's acclaimed production, with tenor Vittorio Grigolo and soprano Diana Damrau as the star-crossed lovers. The series continues with the Met's classic production of Puccini's La Bohème; Rossini's comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia with a winning cast led by mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, and baritone Peter Mattei; and Verdi's monumental Aida, with superstar soprano Anna Netrebko in the title role, opposite mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her rival, Amneris.
by Sarah Hookey - May 1, 2019
Opera180 of Kansas City concludes its 1st season with the classic La Boheme, with music by Giacomo Puccini and libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Performances are May 30, 31, and June 1 at The Drawing Room by Weinberger Fine Art at 1903 Wyandotte in downtown Kansas City. The production will be sung in Italian.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
At 7:30 pm on Sunday, March 15th, a beloved tradition returns to the historic Sarasota Opera House, when principal artists a?" the stars of Sarasota Opera's productions a?" take the stage to perform their favorite songs, arias, and ensembles, accompanied by piano. Hear the beautiful Rigoletto quartet, Carmen's thrilling Seguidilla, a Korean Art Song, and many more special selections. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased online at, by phone, or at the box office. The Winter Opera Festival continues through March 22 with performances of Puccini's La bohème, Gounod's Romeo & Juliet, Donizetti's The Elixir of Love, and Catalani's La Wally (opening March 7). For more information visit, call (941) 328-1300, or visit the box office at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine equivalent of Brad Pitt or Scarlett Johansson, then they could win a place in the spotlight in the beautiful and romantic opera La Bohème, coming to Richmond Theatre on 30 March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2020
Theater Latté Da has announced that it will suspend performances of La Boheme through April 1.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The Santa Fe Opera announces a casting update for La boh me, which opens the season on Friday, June 28. Nicaraguan-American soprano Gabriella Reyes will assume the role of Musetta, replacing Kirsten MacKinnon, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. Reyes is a 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions grand finalist and recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the High Priestess in Aida, followed by performances as First Lady in The Magic Flute and Nella in Gianni Schicchi. After Reyes's Santa Fe Opera debut, she will be heard as Li in Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Marko Nikodijevi and Marina Abramovic's 7 Deaths of Maria Callas.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Adored Australian soprano Nicole Car will unite with her husband, internationally acclaimed baritone Etienne Dupuis, and pianist Jayson Gillham for a recital of romantic opera arias and duets in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane this August.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Opera Italiana is in the Air, the annual free, outdoor concert presenting some of the top stars in Italian opera and bringing the art form to diverse, new and younger audiences, is returning to Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park on Monday, July 1 at 7 pm, the concert's president and music director, Alvise Casellati, announced today. Thousands are expected to attend the stirring 90-minute performance, which will give people the opportunity to experience and enjoy Italian opera firsthand in a casual, family-friendly open-air environment.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Launching its second season as Cape Cod's professional opera company, Opera Theater of Cape Cod (OTCC) presents Giacomo Puccini's opera classic La Bohème in a preview performance on Friday, August 30, 7:30 pm at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet. Two mainstage performances are held on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7, 7:30 pm at The Studio Theater at The Tilden Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, W. Barnstable. The production is conducted by Music Director Joseph Turbessi, with stage direction by Ethan DePuy, produced by Eileen Christiansen.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Single tickets will go on sale exclusively ONLINE at Thursday, August 1st for the 2019-20 Season, which includes some of the company's most popular productions: Verdi's Rigoletto, Puccini's La bohème, and Donizetti's The Elixir of Love, as well as the return of two celebrated worksa?"Romeo & Juliet by Charles Gounod, and La Wally by Alfredo Catalani.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Gulfshore Opera announces its sixth season with a vibrant new production of La Bohème. As announced this past January, Gulfshore Opera brings its grand-scale opera productions to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers on Wednesday, March 18. The new venue provides Gulfshore Opera the opportunity to bring Puccini's timeless masterpiece to life in a thrilling new production that is sure to wow audiences. A preview performance will be staged at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center Friday, March 13.
by Steve Callahan - Jul 29, 2019
Union Avenue Opera is on a roll! Two homers in a row! First their sublime Candide, and now an equally fine production of Puccini's La bohème. Union Avenue knocked them both right into the bleachers, and those of us who were lucky enough to catch one of those prize performances now own a true treasure. I caught La bohème last night and I think I'll have that experience bronzed.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, under the leadership of artistic director Brian Zeger, announces its 2019-20 season of opera and vocal arts performances. Highlights of the upcoming season include three mainstage operas: Mozart's Così fan tutte, conducted by alumnus Nimrod David Pfeffer and directed by faculty member David Paul, on November 13, 15, and 17, 2019, in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater; Virgil Thomson's The Mother of Us All, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's MetLiveArts and the New York Philharmonic with Juilliard singers, conducted by Daniela Candillari and directed by Louisa Proske, on February 8, 11, 12, and 14, 2020, in the Charles Engelhard Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Puccini's La bohème, conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson and directed by Stephen Wadsworth, on April 22, 24, and 26, 2020, in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Annapolis Opera and its Board of Trustees announced today that Maestro Craig Kier will become the company's next Artistic and Music Director. Craig Kier will succeed Ronald J. Gretz, who announced his retirement in February 2019 after serving as Artistic Director of the Annapolis Opera for 37 years. Kier will assume his role on July 1, 2020 and opens the Annapolis Opera 2020-2021 season conducting Giacomo Puccini's La bohème.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Opera Undone: Tosca & La bohème will run at Trafalgar Studios 2 from 5 February to 7 March 2020. Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Artistic Director of the King's Head Theatre, will also direct the production, with musical direction from David Eaton. Opera Undone: Tosca & La bohème will have a national press night on Tuesday 11 February 2020.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 30, 2020
On paper, the story of Puccini's La bohème veers towards sentimentality, but witnessing a live production rarely fails to stir deep emotion. Continuing their series of live screenings, Covent Garden's Royal Opera House presents a version of the opera that is both captivating and utterly heart breaking. Screening to over 1000 cinemas, across 26 countries, these are truly international events.
by Review Roundups - Jan 27, 2020
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway... and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece has returned to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters-love.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Love is in the air on Saturday, February 8 at 7pm, when Sarasota Opera opens the 2020 Winter Opera Festival with Puccini's La bohème. The melodious love story follows a group of friends - starving artists and intellectuals - living a bohemian lifestyle in 1830's Paris. They struggle with poverty, but never let hardship bring them down. Along the way, Rodolfo and Mimì fall in love-and it doesn't get much more romantic than young love in Paris in the winter. La bohème will have thirteen performances through March 21, 2020. Tickets start at $19. For more information, visit, call (941) 328-1300, or visit the box office at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
On Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 pm, the community is invited to visit Sarasota Opera House for a wide variety of free activities and offerings. Visitors can enjoy art songs, ensembles, and arias sung throughout the opera house, raffles, backstage tours, wig and makeup demonstrations, a display from the recent acquisition of approximately 30,000 historic opera costumes, special ticket offers, and complementary refreshments. Artists appearing in the upcoming Winter Opera Festival productions of La bohème, Romeo & Juliet, The Elixir of Love, and La Wally will be on hand to share the excitement of the season, themed a?oeLove is In the Air.a?? The festive event will conclude with a special performance on stage. For more information, visit, call (941) 328-1300, or visit the box office in person at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Fort Worth Opera (FWO) has announced two spring concerts featuring stars of the company's 2020 Festival (April 17-May 3). On Sunday, March 29, at 2:00 PM, the international cast of La Bohème will take the stage of the Kimbell Art Museum's Renzo Piano Pavilion for Pops at the Pavilion, an afternoon of opera, pop, musical theater, art song, and crowd-pleasing duets. This interactive concert will feature mesmerizing soprano Talise Trevigne, award-winning Italian tenor Giordano Lucà, and thrilling Canadian soprano Tracy Cantin. They will be joined by Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone Donovan Singletary and dynamic Mexican-American baritone Efrain Solis, with a few surprises thrown in to keep audience members on their toes.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Theater Latté Da's LA BOHÈME will play MAR 11 - APR 26, 2020 at the Ritz Theater. This passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world's most popular opera. Theater Latté Da brings Peter Rothstein's innovative, award-winning staging to the intimate Ritz Theater. Lyrical and touchingly beautiful, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss, and a celebration of art in the face of adversity. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Rehearsals have begun for Theater Latté Da's production of LA BOHÈME, the beloved Puccini opera re-imagined by Peter Rothstein and orchestrator Joseph Schlefke. The production brings together rising stars in the opera world along with favorite performers from the Twin Cities music scene. Among the top 5 operas performed around the globe, LA BOHÈME features music by Giacomo Puccini and libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The production is directed by Theater Latté Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein [1] with Music Direction by Eric McEnaney and features a new orchestration by Joseph Schlefke.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 12, 2020
In yet another attempt to democratise opera, Opera Undone, the new strand of Islington's King's Head Theatre's celebrated opera offering, brings two radical interpretations of Puccini's Tosca and La bohème to the Trafalgar Studios. These are the first productions to debut in the West End.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Washington National Opera's (WNO) 2020-2021 season offers an ambitious mix of sweeping political epics and intimate stories of interpersonal relationships, centered on human pursuits of justice, power, and love. Led by General Director Timothy O'Leary and Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, WNO announces the six mainstage titles in the 2020-2021 season: Fidelio, Nixon in China, Boris Godunov, Rigoletto, Così fan tutte, and La bohème.
by Mark Janicello - Dec 27, 2019
The hype surrounding French lyric tenor, Benjamin Bernheim is becoming hard to ignore. Based on last night's performance in the Staatsoper Unter den Linden's listless, tired production of LA BOHÈME, there is reason to believe that Mr. Bernheim will live up to his hype
by Shari Barrett - Dec 13, 2019
In the fifth incarnation of POP's trademark production, a new batch of hand-crafted, vegan, organically-sourced hipsters take the stage for what is quickly becoming an annual Los Angeles holiday tradition. In it, Puccini's 19th Century Parisian garret becomes a present-day Highland Park loft apartment in the hills between downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena during a particularly cold SoCal winter. LA's housing crisis comes to life on stage as the artist, poet, philosopher, musician, and seamstress become a graphic designer, screenplay writer, English major, indie-rocker, and fashion designer dealing with the timeless issues of life, love, jealousy, illness, and overdue bills.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
LA Opera presents one of opera's most beloved classics, Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème, opening the 2019/20 season on September 14.
by Pnina Topham - Aug 10, 2019
In 1996, Jonathan Larson's rock-opera RENT changed the landscape of American theatre. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of seven artists, struggling to navigate between their dreams and the harsh struggles of real life. Though first performed two decades ago, RENT's messages of love, acceptance, and loss remain poignant today.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
Tenor sensation David Miller of Il Divo and his critically acclaimed wife, soprano Sarah Joy Miller, release an opera single, a?oeO soave fancuillaa?? (La Bohéme), from their upcoming new album, on the independent music and film enterprise label Bohémisphere.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 25, 2019
Be transported to the Latin Quarter of 19th century Paris without leaving Bryant Park as you bask in the lush melodies of Puccini's La Bohème. Hear the stars of New York City Opera sing some of the most famous melodies in opera, all from the comfort of your very own blanket!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
Yesterday, Seattle Opera received a $2.3 million loan under the federal Payroll Protection Program (PPP), a federal government stimulus program. Seattle Opera had previously announced the cancellation of its May La bohème performances, along with the loss of employment for everyone involved with the production. On March 25, the company also announced furloughs for 12 administrative staff and pay reductions for the remaining staff who earn more than $50,000 annually.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
The innovative new-music ensemble The International Street Cannibals (ISC) presents Schoenberg DNA a concert of vocal and chamber works featuring the brilliant duo of pianist Conor Hanick and soprano Ariadne Greif, with award-winning violinist Anna Tsukervanik. Centered around Schoenberg's radical musical ideas, the program will trace an evolutionary trajectory starting from Beethoven and Schumann, to Alma Maria Schindler-Mahler, to the Second Viennese School with Alban Berg and Anton Webern, all the way to the music of the great Hungarian composer Gy rgy Kurtag. Hanick and Greif will traverse a repertoire of art songs spanning from 1825 to 1908, and Tsukervanik will join Hanick to perform works for violin and piano by Webern and Kurt g. The concert is presented by The International Street Cannibals (ISC) and is a creation of Ariadne Greif, Conor Hanick, and ISC's founder/director Dan Barrett.