If you’ve been interested in the opera but don’t know where to the start, the Burnaby Lyric Opera and Shadbolt Centre for the Arts have the production for you – La Bohème, by Giacomo Puccini.
La Bohème is a beloved classic and one of the brightest stars in Giacomo Puccini’s repertoire. This musical masterpiece is a timeless tale of love, loss, deception and heart-break, with glorious music as only Puccini could write. It stands the test of time as one of the most popular operas ever performed and comes to life again with Burnaby Lyric Opera’s production team and the best of B.C.’s operatic talent.
The story of La Bohème centers around a poor seamstress, Mimi, and her poet lover, Rodolfo. They live in a dank Parisian garret amid a group of bohemian friends which include Marcello, a painter, and his lover, Musetta. There is constant flirtatious behavior and jealousy amid an underlying atmosphere of foreboding, culminating in Mimi’s death. This is a must see performance at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
Burnaby Lyric Opera brings BC’s top young professional opera singers to the stage, giving you the rare opportunity to say you saw them here first and the talented individuals in La Bohème are no exception. The ensemble features Chloé Hurst, Kwangmin Brian Lee, Jason Cook, Gwendolyn Yearwood, Brandon Thornhill, Peter Monaghan, Stage Director Richard Berg and Music Director Angus Kellett round out the team.
Burnaby Lyric Opera is an Intermediate professional opera company presenting BC’s up and coming young opera singers in leading roles. BLO is the “jumping-off point” for young opera singers in BC on their way to the major opera houses of the world and this is your chance to see the next generation of great opera singers in action.
Burnaby Lyric Opera’s production team and the best of BC’s young opera singers bring this “must see” opera to life. Don’t miss it.
La Bohème is on at the Shadbolt Centre at 8pm on February 20, 25, and 27th as well as afternoon performances at 2pm on February 22nd and 24th.
For more information and tickets to La Bohème visit the Shadbolt Centre’s website.