The Cleveland Opera

La bohème

by Giacomo Puccini

  • Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm
The Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare1511 Euclid AvenueCleveland OH 44115


Tickets $25 – $65 can be purchased through PlayhouseSquare box office online or by calling 216 241 6000 or 866 546 1353.


  • Jorge Pita Carreras, tenor - Rodolfo, a poet
  • Dorota Sobieska, soprano - Mimì, a seamstress
  • Jianan Huang, baritone - Marcello, a painter
  • Angela Mitchell, soprano - Musetta, a singer
  • James Binion, baritone - Schaunard, a musician
  • Bryant Bush, bass - Colline, a philosopher
  • Jason Budd, bass - Benoît, their landlord
  • Adam E. Shimko, bass - Alcindoro, a state councilor
  • Kyle Kelvington, tenor - Parpignol, a toy vendor

About the Opera

Set in 19th-century Paris, the love story of Rodolfo and Mimì portrays emotional intensity brought by the rich music of Giacomo Puccini as it sparkles with colors throughout the plot, presented in a collection of vignettes. Other characters – the painter Marcello, the singer Musetta, the musician Schaunard, the philosopher Colline – transport the audience to the environment of artistic Parisian life in the Latin Quarter of the city. In The Cleveland Opera’s production, the sets and costumes will be inspired by the dynamic paintings of Vincent van Gogh and French Impressionists.

About the Production

The Cleveland Opera brings to you the beloved Puccini classic in a new, fully staged production complete with soloists, chorus, costuming, sets, staging and The Cleveland Opera Orchestra under the baton of Grzegorz Nowak. Sung in the original Italian with English translation projected.

About the Conductor

A conductor of world-wide recognition, Maestro Grzegorz Nowak is Permanent Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, Principal Conductor of The Cleveland Opera, and Music Director of The Grand National Opera (Teatr Wielki) in Warsaw, Poland, one of the largest opera houses in the world. Continue reading