La Bohème, 2014

Music by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

May 2014 Program - 1 Week

First United Methodist Church, Charlotte, NC

Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC

9 singers, 1 conductor, 2 coach-accompanists, 1 lighting designer, 1 stage manager and 3 stage crew apprentices were brought in by Opera Experience Southeast for 1 week of rehearsal, production, career guidance and performance.

Synopsis

La bohème is an opera in four acts composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based onScènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere performance of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at theTeatro Regio, conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide. In 1946, fifty years after the opera's premiere, Toscanini conducted a performance of it on radio with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. This performance was eventually released on records and on Compact Disc. It is the only recording of a Puccini opera by its original conductor

The Cast

Jacob Cook
Jacob Cook

Colline

Dates: May 31, 2014

Charles Hyland
Charles Hyland

Schaunard

Dates: May 31 and June 1, 2014

Joseph Alexander Indelicato
Joseph Alexander Indelicato

Marcello

Dates: May 31 and June 1, 2014

John Kaneklides
John Kaneklides

Rodolfo

Dates: June 1, 2014

Shana Grossman
Shana Grossman

Musetta

Dates: May 31 and June 1, 2014

Georgios Papadimitriou
Georgios Papadimitriou

Colline

Dates: June 1, 2014

Martin Schreiner
Martin Schreiner

Benoit and Alcindoro

Dates: May 31 and June 1, 2014

Krista Rose Wilhelmsen
Krista Rose Wilhelmsen

Mimi

Dates: May 31 and June 1, 2014

Derrek Stark
Derrek Stark

Rodolfo

Dates: May 31, 2014


The Crew

Jenna Stewart
Jenna Stewart

Stage Manager

Duncan Singleton
Duncan Singleton

Lighting Designer

Finn Kelly
Finn Kelly

Stage Crew

Allyn Hunt
Allyn Hunt

Stage Crew