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Modern Match - La bohème

Posted 10/16/2018

Living in the city, following their dreams, falling in and out of love, all while barely scraping by: this is the reality of life for the main characters in La bohème, but also for today’s Millennials. The modern Millennial is seen on TV shows like How I Met Your Mother, Broad City, Shameless, and more. These shows spin vivid comedy and drama out of a generation learning to find its footing while dealing with modern challenges. But if these stories seem newly minted, then Puccini was truly the ultimate hipster; Bohème has been popularizing the plight of the young since way before it was cool.

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Opera on Broadway: La bohème vs. Rent

Posted 7/18/2018

Whether you’re an opera lover or a Broadway fanatic, you’ve probably heard by now that the 1996 musical Rent was loosely based on the 1896 opera La bohème. But if that’s news to you, don’t worry! Let us walk you through the similarities… (some spoilers ahead!) Opera on Broadway: La bohème vs. Rent Bohemia: It’s easy to tell that the opera highlights this lifestyle, as “la bohème” literally means “Bohemia.” Of course, Rent uses a lot of the same plot points and themes as La bohème. Both shows document the life...

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Happy Father’s Day from Lyric!

Posted 6/14/2018

June 17 is Father’s Day, so why not celebrate by meeting the fathers in our upcoming productions? First up, we have Idomeneo in a production of the same name. On his way back to Crete after years away from home, Idomeneo is shipwrecked, surviving only because he promises Neptune to sacrifice the first person he sees upon returning to land. Tragically, the first person he sees is Idamante, his own son. His fear of the gods is challenged by something even stronger: a father’s love. Idomeneo Father's Day Mime, a dwarf, might not be anyone’s biological father, but he takes on the...

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