University Opera will present a special production in the Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall of Puccini’s timeless masterpiece, La Bohème. Arguably the world’s most beloved opera, La Bohème blends riveting theatre and achingly beautiful music. Puccini’s sumptuous, incomparable score accompanies the story of Rodolfo and Mimi, a penniless poet and a seamstress, who fall in love and suffer through heartbreak and tragedy. Accompanying them are Rodolfo’s fellow starving artist buddies, Marcello, Schaunard, and Colline, as well as Marcello’s sassy yet bighearted girlfriend, Musetta, all surviving on laughter and the promise of love. Join us for what’s bound to be a moving and memorable production. David Ronis, director; Chad Hutchinson, conductor.
Link to Memorial Union’s webpage: https://union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/event-calendar/event/la-boheme/
Friday, Feb. 23 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, Feb. 24 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, Feb. 25 @3:00 PM
Did you know that Jonathan Larson’s 1996 Tony-Award winning musical RENT – coming to Overture Center in early January – is based on La Bohème? ” ‘By taking the fantastic story behind “Bohème” combined with his own ideas, Larson created a piece that has the same effect and is equally brilliant in its own way,’ says RENT actor Kaleb Wells.” Read more about the connections in this Wisconsin State Journal article by Amanda Finn.
Premium tickets – $38
General admission – $30
Seniors – $25
Non-UW-Madison Students – $15
UW-Madison Students – $10
We thank the Vilas Trust, the Anonymous Fund, and our many donors for supporting these concerts and other activities at the School of Music.