Fri 9/13 @ 7PM
Sun 9/15 @ 3PM
Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme, which debuted in 1896, is by any measure one of the world’s most popular opera, a mainstay of opera companies everywhere, and its heroine, Mimi, dying of “consumption” (tuberculosis) an archetype of sorts. The opera famously provided the template for the Broadway musical Rent.
Cleveland Opera Theater takes on the beloved classic, which they’ll perform at Playhouse Square’s Ohio Theatre, fully stages with scenery, lighting and costumes, and a full orchestra. Although the story is well known and pretty clear, there will also be English supertitles to guide viewers through the Italian-language opera.
Greek soprano Eleni Calenos sings the role of Mimi, with tenor Mackenzie Whitney as her lover Rodolfo, Angela Mortellaro as Mimi’s friend Musetta and Young-Kwang Yoo as her boyfriend Marcello. Once again Cleveland Burlesque provides color as the supernumeraries in the parade scene. Maestro Domenico Boyagian conducts.
Tickets range from $10-$125.