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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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4 reviews
3 stars
The weather was Windy. I wore dress stocking and boots.
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They only allow bottled water inside the theatre, so if you get a drink that isn't water at intermission, make sure you have time to drink it. Drinks and snacks are expensive, so if you can do without your pocketbook will be happier!
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"La Bohème"
13 ratings
4.5 average rating
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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 30 2007

Great seats! All in all, a very enjoyable experience.

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2 reviews
14 stars
attended Sep 30 2007

it was a modern version of la Boheme, but the music and voices were terrific!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 30 2007

While I certainly had some nits to pick about some directorial choices, there were a number of nuances I really liked (using the live video camera, and a wonderful photo montage), and the singing was fabulous!

The second act was the weakest...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“This is not your father’s La Bohème. But it works.” —The Washington Times
“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 Bohème more or less intact.” —The Baltimore Sun
“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….” —The Washington Post
To read about the history of La Bohème, click here.


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

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington National Opera

As the resident opera company of the Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera (WNO) draws on a rich history to offer high-quality grand opera featuring internationally acclaimed artists. Additionally, WNO serves as a vital resource throughout the Washington metro area, bringing opera to a broad public through its award-winning education and community programs.