Maryland Opera Studio: La Bohème
Maryland Opera Studio
UMD Symphony Orchestra
Composer Giacomo Puccini
Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Director Andrea Dorf McGray
Conductor Giovanni Reggioli
Chorus Master Allan Laino
Before RENT, there was La Bohème, perhaps the world’s most beloved opera.
In the tempestuous demimonde of Parisian artists, poets and philosophers, Mimi and Rodolfo pursue their ill-fated love.
La Bohème was a huge hit when Puccini premiered it in 1896 and its popularity has not waned.
There’s a good reason that the Maryland Opera Studio has won a devoted following among our patrons. See what these talented second-year MM Voice students have in store for you as they perform great operatic works.
Review by DC Metro Theatre Arts
This may be the perfect cast for La Bohème, full of talented young people at the beginning of their careers and their lives just like the characters they play. That youthful passion and all-consuming love we seem to leave behind as we grow is viscerally real in the hands of these artists. That they make beautiful music and do Puccini justice is just an added bonus.
– JESSICA VAUGHAN, DC Metro Theatre Arts, Sunday, April 14, 2013
Resources at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
Our neighbors at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library have compiled a list of available resources relevant to this performance:
- Books: Explore Murger's novel, Puccini's inspiration for La Bohème.