Washington National Opera Presents Puccini's La Bohème
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The last date listed for La Bohème was Sunday September 30, 2007 / 2:00pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Opera House:
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With music that sparkles and a playful libretto, Washington National Opera's production of Donizetti's comedy is utterly charming. Handsome Nemorino is mad for the feisty Adina. She doesn't know he exists, but he'll do anything to get her to fall in love with him. Enter the lovable quack Dr. Dulcamara, who provides Nemorino with a "magic" potion -- the elixir of the title -- that sweeps up the lovers in a comically romantic whirlwind. Filled with whimsical wit, beautiful arias and intoxicating duets, the opera is sung in Italian with projected English titles. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- "This is not your father's <em>La Bohème.</em> But it works." --<em>The Washington Times</em>
- "There are some wonderful things going on here visually.... Above all, there is a strong enough theatrical flair at work throughout the venture to deliver the most important elements of <em>Bohème</em> more or less intact." --<em>The Baltimore Sun</em>
- "Conductor Emmanuel Villaume shapes the work with love, lyricism, and an unfailing sense of proportion. The casting is strong, and better than that when Vittorio Grigolo is onstage...." --<em>The Washington Post</em>
- To read about the history of <em>La Bohème,</em> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dc-opera.org/experience/accessinitiatives/educationprogram1.asp">click here</a>.
Perhaps more than any other classic opera, La Bohème lends itself to contemporary interpretation. Innovative director Mariusz Trelinski updates Puccini's timeless tale in an extraordinary new production, following the stories of a circle of young artists who long for a deeper connection to society.
This production is from Teatr Wielki-National Opera Warsaw.
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Sung in Italian with English supertitles