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Aug. 15 2015

10/31/15 – LA BOHÈME – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera

LA BOHÈME by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

NEW PRODUCTION

boheme_sfo15When an aspiring poet falls in love with a fragile seamstress, their intense passion is only matched by their youthful idealism. Can their tender relationship survive the cruelties of life? John Caird, the director of two of the biggest stage hits of recent years,Les Misérables and Nicholas Nickleby, brings his unique touch to this new production of Puccini’s beloved opera. Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi leads two superb casts. One is headed by the “warm, luminous tone and urgently communicative phrasing” (TheClassicalReview.com) of Greek soprano Alexia Voulgaridou in her Company debut, the “intensely expressive” Michael Fabiano (The New York Times) andNadine Sierra, whose commanding artistry inspires “awe and delight” (San Francisco Chronicle). The other features Leah Crocetto, “a major operatic star” (San Francisco Chronicle), “stylish and brilliant” young tenor Giorgio Berrugi (Examiner.com) and the “passionately lyrical” Ellie Dehn (The New York Times).For a complete listing of all performances of La Bohème at San Francisco Opera, visit our online performance archive.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes including one intermission

Mimi: Alexia Voulgaridou
Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
Musetta: Nadine Sierra
Marcello: Alexey Markov
Colline: Christian Van Horn
Schaunard: Hadleigh Adams
Benoit; Alcindoro: Dale Travis
Conductor: Giuseppe Finzi

San Francisco Opera Chorus, Ian Robertson, chorus master

DIRECTOR JOHN CAIRD *
PRODUCTION DESIGNER DAVID FARLEY
LIGHTING DESIGNER MICHAEL JAMES CLARK
CHORUS DIRECTOR IAN ROBERTSON
* SAN FRANCISCO OPERA DEBUT

photos: Cory Weaver

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