Production new to Los Angeles

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Music: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, based on Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henry Mürger 
World premiere: February 1, 1896, Teatro Regio (Torino, Italy)
A production of the Komische Oper Berlin

LA Opera has previously presented La Bohème in productions created by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (1987) and by Herbert Ross (1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2016).

Rodolfo: Saimir Pirgu
Mimì: Marina Costa-Jackson*
Marcello: Kihun Yoon‡
Musetta: Erica Petrocelli†
Colline: Nicholas Brownlee‡
Schaunard: Michael J. Hawk†
Alcindoro: Patrick Blackwell
Parpignol: Robert Stahley*†
Prune Seller: Todd Strange
Custom House Officer: Reid Bruton
Sergeant: Steve Pence

Creative team: 
Conductor: James Conlon
Director: Barrie Kosky
Set Designer: Rufus Didwiszus*
Costume Designer: Victoria Behr*
Original Lighting Design: Alessandro Carletti*
Chorus Director: Grant Gershon
Artistic Director, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus: Fernando Malvar-Ruiz
Associate Director: Katharina Fritsch*
Associate Lighting Designer: Marco Philipp*

* LA Opera debut
† Member of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
‡ Alumnus of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program

Performance dates and times:
Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 6pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 2pm
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 2pm

Performed in Italian with English supertitles 
Estimated running time: two hours, 30 minutes, including one intermission
Venue: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012) 
All programs, artists and dates are subject to change. 

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Last updated: August 20, 2019