Insight Series


La bohème: Winter Scenes of Love

Video performance

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.

The Journey of La BOHÈME

Speaker: Craig Kier, Annapolis Opera Artistic & Music Director

Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 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. 

Registration has closed for this event. Please email to check for availability. 

An evening at cafe Momus

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

August 13, 2022, at 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.

Tickets are Limited.

Registration closes on Thursday,  8/11. After 8/11, please email to check for availability. 

Pre-Performance Discussion

Speakers: Stephen and Melissa Osmond

Friday, August 26, 2022, at 6:30 PM
Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 2 PM
Maryland Hall | 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.

Free Event! Registration required.