New Production La Bohème

By Giacomo Puccini

  • Language - Sung in Italian with projected English translations
  • Running Time - 2 hours, 15 minutes with 1 intermission

Why have audiences been falling in love with La bohème for more than 100 years?

Because, in the most captivating music Puccini ever composed, he shows us exactly what love is about. Mimì and Rodolfo are young lovers we all understand, and when they suffer, our hearts break for them. Their romance ultimately leads to tragedy, but along the way are treasured moments of pure ecstasy. We get to know this endearing pair and their Bohemian friends, and we totally connect with their feelings. La bohème remains forever youthful, eternally fresh. 

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This production of La bohème was presented at Lyric on October 6, 2018 – January 31, 2019. View our calendar to see what's currently on stage.

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La bohème

by Giacomo Puccini

"Che gelida manina!"
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"Quando m'en vo"
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La bohème

by Giacomo Puccini

commentary by Wynne Delacoma
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La bohème Synopsis

The opera is set in Paris.

Program Book

Go inside this production of La bohème with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete plot synopsis, artist bios, and more.

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Meet The Artists

Maria Agresta

Mimì

Michael Fabiano*

Rodolfo

Danielle de Niese

Musetta (Oct 6-20, Jan 13-22)

Ann Toomey‡

Musetta (Jan 10, Jan 25-31)

Zachary Nelson

Marcello

Ricardo José Rivera‡

Schaunard

Adrian Sâmpetrean

Colline

Jake Gardner

Benoît & Alcindoro

Mario Rojas‡

Parpignol

Chicago Children's Choir

Domingo Hindoyan*

Conductor

Stefano Sarzani*

Conductor (Jan. 31)

Richard Jones

Director

Stewart Laing*

Designer

Mimi Jordan Sherin

Lighting Designer

Michael Black

Chorus Master

Josephine Lee

Children's Chorus Master

* Lyric Opera debut
† Ryan Opera Center alumni
‡ Current Member, Ryan Opera Center

Production Sponsors

JULIUS FRANKEL FOUNDATION

Abbot Fund Logo

LIZ STIFFEL
THE MICHAEL AND SUSAN AVRAMOVICH CHARITABLE TRUST
HOWARD L. GOTTLIEB AND BARBARA G. GREIS
ROBERTA L. AND ROBERT J. WASHLOW
A coproduction between Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Teatro Real Madrid.

Photo: Todd Rosenberg