La Bohème

La Bohème

Music by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

January 2013 Program - 2 weeks
Sun City Carolina Lakes Ballroom Theater, Fort Mill, SC

7 singers, 1 coach-accompanist, 1 lighting designer, 1 stage manager and 5 stage crew apprentices were brought in by Opera Experience Southeast for 2 weeks 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 on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere performance of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro 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

John Kaneklides
John Kaneklides

Rodolfo

Mark Tofano
Mark Tofano

Benoit and Alcindoro

Joshua Conyers
Joshua Conyers

Marcello

Jeremy Johnson
Jeremy Johnson

Schaunard

John Fowler
John Fowler

Director


The Crew

Jenna Stewart
Jenna Stewart

Stage Manager

Allyn Hunt
Allyn Hunt

Lighting / Crew

Julie Fischesser
Julie Fischesser

Stage Manager

Courtney Mary Blake
Courtney Mary Blake

Set Design

Finn Kelly
Finn Kelly

Crew