La Boheme at The St. Pete Opera
Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Sponsored by Lee and Jan Davisson
A poet. A seamstress. A painter. A singer. A musician. A philosopher.
Is it any wonder these “bohemians” are broke and penniless? It gives new meaning to Starving Artists! Luckily, in early 19th century Paris, true love isn’t measured in money.
Mimi and Musetta are the girls they can’t resist, but love is tested by Mimi’s fatal disease. Puccini’s score is filled with familiar, soaring melodies – there’s a reason this opera has been an audience favorite since it was premiered in 1896. The world premiere of La boheme was in Turin in February 1896, conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini. Since then, La boheme has become part of the standard opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas. Join us for one of the most beautiful love stories ever told.