La Bohème - A Special Preview Performance!
Friday, August 30, 2019 at 7:30pm
Music Director and Pianist: Joe Turbessi
Stage Director: Ethan DePuy
Producer: Eileen Christiansen
Mimi: Sarah Joyce Cooper
Rodolfo: Fran Rogers
Musetta: Hannah Carlson
Marcello: Scott Ballantine
Colline: Fred Furnari
Schaunard: Matt O'Donnell
Benoit/Alcindoro: Miles Rind
Join Opera Theater of Cape Cod for a special sneak preview of La Bohème, the timeless Giacomo Puccini classic, sung by some of the brightest rising opera performers in the New England area. The opera follows a group of struggling artists as they navigate making ends meet, friendship, love, and loss. La Bohème is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide, and the music is treasured by opera fans. The narrative of the opera is so universal that the musical "Rent" used La Bohème as its inspiration.
Opera Theater of Cape Cod is bringing this story to life using the English National Opera's translation of the piece, so that audience members who are new to opera can experience the piece in a more accessible way. Our staging takes the story into the present day, and beautiful venue at Wellfleet Preservation Hall allows us to immerse fully the audience in the music and the drama.
The show will run for about 90 minutes and will feature Acts I and III of La Bohème.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wellfleet, Eastham, Chatham, Brewster, Truro, and Orleans cultural councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.