Travel to the streets of Paris for the bohemian revolution when Houston Grand Opera (HGO) presents La bohème at Wortham Theater Center from Friday, October 26 through Sunday, November 11, 2018.
For the second production in its 2018-2019 season, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) presents La bohème, Puccini’s famous love story told amid the backdrop of the bohemian revolution in Paris.
Featuring some of opera’s most famous music, Director John Caird brings the classic tale of unyielding love alive through scenic elements inspired by the paintings of young bohemian Marcello.
Photo by Cory Weaver | Courtesy of Houston Grand Opera
A Parisian Love Story
As the bohemian revolution stokes the expressive fires of artists in 1830s Paris, a chance encounter on a winter night entwines the fates of poet Rodolfo and seamstress Mimì.
La bohème brings audiences the hope, thrill, and heartbreak of true love while the world around strives to live life to the fullest.
A co-production between HGO, Canadian Opera Company, and the San Francisco Opera, La bohème is told in four acts, sung in Italian with projected English translation.
The Cast of La bohème
La bohème comes to life with Nicole Heaston—the acclaimed Houston-based soprano and HGO Studio alumna—in her role debut as Mimì and Italian tenor Ivan Magrì as Rodolfo.
A roster of former HGO Studio artists round out the cast, featuring soprano Pureum Jo as Musetta, baritone Michael Sumuel as Marcello, and Federico De Michelis as Colline.
HGO Studio alumnus and Grammy-nominated conductor James Lowe brings his experience to the podium for La bohème.
The Sunday afternoon performance on November 11 will feature an alternate cast that includes four current HGO Studio artists; Nardus Williams, Yongzhao Yu, Thomas Glass, and Yelena Dyachek.
About Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera is one of the largest, most innovative, and most highly acclaimed opera companies in the United States, and was the only American finalist for Opera Company of the Year at the 2017 International Opera Awards.
In fulfilling its mission to advance the operatic art to serve an ever-evolving audience, HGO has led the field in commissioning new works (63 world premieres to date), as well as in training and nurturing promising young artists and administrators.
HGO contributes to the cultural enrichment of Houston and the nation through a diverse and innovative program of performances, community events, and education projects that reach the widest possible public.
HGO presents La bohème at Wortham Theater Center
- Dates: Select dates from Friday, October 26 through Sunday, November 11, 2018
- Times: Sunday shows at 2pm; All other performances at 7:30pm
- Location: Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street, Houston, TX 77002
- Parking: Underground parking in the Theater District is open and costs $12. Street parking in the surrounding area is also available.
- Admission: Tickets range from $20 to $270. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
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