Manitoba Opera

Be Swept Away into a World of Young Love & Romance

Poor in cash but rich in dreams, the poet Rodolfoand the frail but beautiful seamstress Mimì chance upon each other one cold winter’s night and fall in love. But soon winter fades, taking with it the love of a lifetime.

Set in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1830s, this true-to-life tale of struggling young artists living life to the fullest will make you laugh and break your heart.

A brilliant mix of lightness and darkness, La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. Soaring, lyrical, and intensely emotional, this is the music that made Puccini a legend and inspired the Broadway sensation and hit movie, Rent.

Features some of opera’s most famous tunes: the arias “Che gelida manina” (What a frozen little hand), “Mi chiamano Mimì” (My name is Mimì), ”Quando m’en vo” (Musetta’s Waltz), and the great love duet, “O soave fanciulla” (Oh lovely girl).

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

MUSIC Giacomo Puccini | LIBRETTO Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Mimì Suzanne Taffot

Rodolfo Zachary Rioux

Marcello Hugo LaPorte

Musetta Charlotte Siegal

Conductor Tyrone Paterson

Director Anna Theodasakis