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La bohème

Oct. 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27 & 30, 2021
McCaw Hall

Overview

Puccini's score is intoxicatingly beautiful.”

The Seattle Times


Music by Giacomo Puccini; Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

A timeless story of love and loss. An audience favorite for over a century, this tale of four young Parisians who dedicate their lives to art and love is guaranteed to touch your heart. Puccini’s lush, romantic score perfectly captures the simple joys and heartbreaking sorrows of the idealistic young. Their camaraderie, conviction, and passions, masterfully conveyed by an iconic score, make La bohème easy to love—and impossible to forget.


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Performance Information

Performance Information

McCaw Hall

Evening performances at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM

In Italian with English Subtitles

Performance Time: Approximately 2 hour and 35 minutes.

Movie-style Rating: PG

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Cast

Yosep Kang

Rodolfo

At Seattle Opera in 2021/22: Rodolfo, La bohème

Hometown: Berlin, Germany
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Riccardo, Un ballo in maschera (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Raoul de Nangis, Les Huguenots (Opera National de Paris); Rodolfo, La bohème (Opera Australia); Arnold, Guillaume Tell (Korea National Opera); Gualtiero, Il pirata (Amigos de la Opera de A Coruna)
Upcoming: Faust, The Damnation of Faust (Latvian National Opera)

Last Updated: April 2021

Yosep Kang

Rodolfo

Seattle Opera Debut
Oct. 16, 22, 24m, 30

Kang Wang

Rodolfo

Tenor
At Seattle Opera in 2021/22: Rodolfo, La bohème

Hometown: Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently:
  Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni (Pittsburgh Opera); The Duke, Rigoletto (Austin Lyric Opera); Rodolfo, La bohème (Opera Australia)
Upcoming: Ferrando, Così fan tutte (Washington National Opera)

Last Updated: April 2021

Kang Wang

Rodolfo

Seattle Opera Debut
Oct. 17m, 20, 23, 27

Talise Trevigne

Mimì

Soprano
At Seattle Opera in 2021/22: 
Mimì, La bohème

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently:
  Sunny, desert in (Boston Lyric Opera); Nedda, Pagliacci (The Atlanta Opera); Bess, Porgy and Bess (The Atlanta Opera)
Upcoming: Ma, Proving Up (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Violetta, La Traviata (Calgary Opera); Mimi La Boheme (Cincinnati Opera)

Last Updated: April 2021

Talise Trevigne

Mimì

Seattle Opera Debut
Oct. 16, 22, 24m, 30

Karen Vuong

Mimì

Soprano
At Seattle Opera in 2021/22: Mimi, La bohème

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Seattle Opera Debut: Trang/Nurse, Amelia (’10)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Tina, Flight (' 21)
Recently: Rusalka, Rusalka (Tiroler Festspiele); Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte (Oper Frankfurt); Micaëla, Carmen (Oper Frankfurt); Almirena, Rinaldo (Oper Frankfurt)
Upcoming: Gänsemagd, Königskinder (Tiroler Festspiele)

Last Updated: May 2021

Karen Vuong

Mimì

Oct. 17m, 20, 23, 27

John Moore

Marcello

Baritone
At Seattle Opera in 2021/22:
 Marcello, La bohème

Hometown: Milford (Okoboji), IA
Seattle Opera Debut: Count Almaviva, The Marriage of Figaro ('16) 
Previously at Seattle Opera: Eugene Onegin, Eugene Onegin ('20); Figaro, The Barber of Seville (’17); Papageno, The Magic Flute (’17)
Recently: Frank Lloyd Wright, Shining Brow (Arizona Opera); Achilla, Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Glyndebourne Festival Opera House); Jan, Breaking the Waves (Opera Philadelphia);  Count Almaviva, The Marriage of Figaro (New Zealand Opera) 
Upcoming: Steve Jobs, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Atlanta Opera)

Last Updated: April 2021

John Moore

Marcello

Oct. 16, 22, 24m, 30