La Boheme

LA BOHÈME

Music by Giacomo Puccini | Libretto by Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa
Presented in Italian with English subtitles

They say love is all you need, but what if love is all you have? Witness the spark of love that brings light to darkness in Puccini’s beloved opera, La bohème.

On a freezing night in Paris, four struggling artists share unexpected good fortune and rush to the café to celebrate, but Rodolfo lags behind. His life is changed forever when Mimi, a seamstress seeking candlelight, knocks on his door. Puccini’s glorious music captures both the overwhelming rush of love at first sight, and the utter devastation of loss in the eyes of poverty and desperation. 

Friday, August 26, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 28, 2022 | 3 PM
Maryland Hall | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

LA BOHÈME CAST

Andrew Adelsberger La Boheme
Nicholas Davis
Kara Mulder Goodrich La Boheme
Brandon Lockhart
Rafael Moras La Boheme
Titus Muzi
Lindsay Ohse
Christian Simmons

LA BOHÈME CREATIVE TEAM

Craig Kier
Joshua Horowitz
Erin Ridge
Christopher Brusberg Annapolis Opera
Alison Moritz

Craig Kier
Conductor

Erin Ridge
Assistant Director

Christopher Brusberg
Lighting Designer

Alison Moritz
Staging Advisor

The La boheme set was created as a new co-production between Annapolis Opera Company, Opera Birmingham and TriCities Opera. The construction of the set was executed at TriCities Opera.

INSIGHT SERIES EVENTS

LA BOHÈME: WINTER SCENES OF LOVE

We are thrilled to welcome back the cast from our January 2022 postponed production!

While the cast was gathered here in January, they were as excited to share their performance as we are to present highlights of Puccini’s La bohème.

Opera Insight Series
Opera Insight Series

THE JOURNEY OF LA BOHÈME

Speaker: Craig Kier, Annapolis Opera Artistic & Music Director

Saturday, August 6, 2022 | 3 PM
Maryland Hall, Room 205 | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Though hard to imagine, the premiere of Puccini’s now beloved La bohème garnered only a lukewarm audience response and even outspoken disappointment from critics. Join Maestro Craig Kier as he discusses how Puccini ultimately created one of the most successful and oft-performed operas of all time. 

AN EVENING AT CAFE MOMUS

Speaker: Kimberly Jones, Curator of French Painting at the National Gallery of Art

August 13, 2022 | 6 PM
Maryland Hall, Room 308 | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Be immersed in the world of La bohème! Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while the National Gallery of Art Curator of French Painting, Kimberly Jones, takes you to 19th century France. Hear the opera’s music come to life with a performance by an opera cast member.

An Evening at Café Momus
La Boheme Pre-Performance Discussion

PRE-PERFORMANCE DISCUSSION

Speakers: Stephen and Melissa Osmond

Friday, August 26, 2022 | 6:30 PM
Sunday, August 28, 2022 | 2 PM
Maryland Hall, Room 308 | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

This free pre-performance discussion – led by soprano, Melissa Osmond, and husband, Stephen Osmond, conductor laureate of the Jackson Symphony – explores the life and times of Giacomo Puccini, composer of one of opera’s most beloved works, La bohème. Learn how Puccini expresses the individual personalities of every Bohemian we encounter in this unforgettable story.