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Florida Grand Opera present's Puccini's Beloved La Bohème
Miami, FL -La bohème, the world’s most beloved opera, is the opening production of Florida Grand Opera’s 78th Season. Puccini’s heartbreaking tragedy is scheduled for four performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami from November 3 – 11, 2018 (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Florida 33132) and two performances at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale on November 15 and 17, 2018 (201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312).


“La bohème is a cherished staple of opera for audiences in South Florida,” says General Director and CEO, Susan T. Danis. “Puccini is immensely popular with audiences throughout the world. He’s well known for his soaring melodies, great sense of theater, and rich, atmospheric orchestrations of masterpieces such as Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Turandot, and of course, La bohème.”
La Bohème is based on Henri Murger’s novel, “Scenes from the Bohemian Life.” Set in the frigid cold of a Paris winter in the 1830s, it follows the loves and fortunes of a small group of friends: the poet Rodolfo, the seamstress Mimi, the painter Marcello, the musician Schaunard, the philosopher Colline, and the coquette Musetta.
La Bohème was also the inspiration behind the huge Broadway hit musical Rent. In addition, due to its popularity, the music from La Bohème has appeared in numerous films including “Atonement”, “Moonstruck”, “The Boondock Saints”, “The Great Caruso” and “Mimi”, a 1935 British film starring Gertrude Lawrence and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Adrienn Miksch (2016, The Passenger) returns to FGO as Mimì with tenor Alessandro Scotto di Luzio as Rodolfo, making his US debut in this romantic tragedy of young lovers in Paris. Puccini’s magic melodies, including “Si, mi chiamano Mimì” and Musetta’s famous waltz, transform this tale of lovers living on borrowed time into a timeless classic. Directed by Jeffrey Marc Buchman, hailed by South Florida Classical Review as “a formidable talent” and conducted by Ramón Tebar.


Admission: $15 - $225


Florida Grand Opera is celebrating its 78th year of continuously producing grand opera for the 2018-19 Season. The mainstage operas of the season include: Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s Frida, and Jules Massenet’s Werther.


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