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Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Recorded September 14, 2019
Conductor: James Conlon
Rodolfo: Saimir Pirgu
Mimi: Marina Costa-Jackson
Marcello: Kihun Yoon*
Musetta: Erica Petrocelli*
Colline: Nicholas Brownlee*
Schaunard: Michael J. Hawk*
Alcindoro: Patrick Blackwell
Parpignol: Robert Stahley*
Custom House Officer: Reid Bruton
Sergeant: Steve Pence
Child: Shelby Perez
Prune Vendor: Todd Strange
*member or alumnus of LA Opera’s Young Artist Program
LA Opera Orchestra
LA Opera Chorus
Chorus Director: Grant Gershon
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
LACC Artistic Director: Fernando Malvar-Ruiz
Production: Barrie Kosky
Associate Director: Katharina Fritsch
Scenery Designer: Rufus Didwiszus
Costume Designer: Victoria Behr
Original Lighting Designer: Alessandro Carletti
Associate Lighting Designer: Marco Philipp
LA Opera's 2019 production of La Boheme was made possible with generous support from Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer; The Blue Ribbon; and The Emanuel Treitel Senior Citizen Fund.
Artists herein are represented by and appear courtesy of the American Guild of Musical Artists and the American Federation of Musicians, AFL-CIO.
Audio Producers: Fred Vogler, Todd Reynolds
LAO Audio Engineer: Brad Cobb
LAO Head Audio: Heather Orozco
Title translation by David Anglin, cued by Linda Zoolalian