UD Opera Theatre: La Boehme
Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 17, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 18, 3:00 p.m.
Thompson Theatre in the Roselle Center for the Arts
There can be no better way to end an exciting season of opera than with a true masterpiece by a true master, Puccini’s La bohème. La bohème is so full of laughter, tears and legendary melodies that it’s no wonder it has remained one of the world’s most popular operas for more than 100 years. The young, struggling artists (“The Bohemians”) are so full of life, wit and hope that we are immediately drawn into their lives as they attempt to find love and fulfillment in a sometimes cold and unfair world. The tragic love story of Mimi and Rodolfo is one of opera’s best and the tempestuous, but obviously passionate, antics of Musetta and Marcello always bring a smile to your face. The youthful optimism of the characters, and their dubious financial state, bring to mind our very own community of University of Delaware college students. In addition, the early nineteenth century vitality and commerce of Paris’s Latin Quarter remind us of our own lovely Main Street Newark. With these similarities in mind, we are happy to announce that UDOT patrons will be the first ever to witness a Newark, Delaware La bohème! The familiar sites and the opportunity to relive such an invigorating, yet scary, part of our lives are sure to make this a truly memorable experience for all who are fortunate enough to see it. Music Director James Allen Anderson leads the University of Delaware Chamber Orchestra in a thrilling collaboration with children from the celebrated Cathedral Choir School of Delaware and the University of Delaware Children’s Choir.
$15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff and seniors; $5 students
Advanced tickets are available by calling the CFA Box Office at 302.831.2204
At-the-door tickets, if available, are cash or check only