La Boheme  

  • Phoenicia Park, Main Stage Saint Ursula Place Phoenicia, NY, 12464 United States

La Boheme  

La Boheme, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as one of the three most performed operas in history — a constant and universal blockbuster that has made audiences cheer and cry for more than 120 years with its summons to gorgeous singing and its unsurpassed orchestral color. Never out of fashion, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things — a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor — that make up our everyday lives. The Festival has assembled an international cast worthy of the opera’s greatness. Leading tenor John Osborn (the Met, Covent Garden, La Scala) will essay his first Rodolfo beside celebrated soprano Lynette Tapia as Mimi. Lucas Meachem (the Met, Covent Garden, Los Angeles Opera, and Chicago Lyric Opera, an known to Festival audiences for his ‘Figaro’ three years ago) is the passionate painter Marcello while Met debutante Mireille Asselin will be his saucy mistress, Musetta. 22-year Met veteran, Richard Bernstein, is the philosopher, ‘Colline’. This is an opera for all ages, and with the cast of a lifetime, it will make you laugh and cry — and leave you with music in your heart.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

8pm-10pm Phoenicia Park, Main Stage
$5, $35, $90 (VIP)
$5 Youth Admission/18 and under
$35  General Admission/bring blanket, lawn chair, or rent a chair
$90 VIP Admission/reserved section seating, champagne/snack, festival souvenir

Stage Director: Maria Todaro
Conductor: David Wroe
Orchestra: Phoenicia Festival Orchestra

Cast

Rololfo — John Osborn
Mimi — Lynette Tapia
Marcello — Lucas Meachem
Musetta — Mireille Asselin
Colline — Richard Bernstein
Schaunard — TBA
Benoit/Alcindoro — TBA
Parpignol — TBA
The Phoenicia Festival Chorus