Vancouver Opera– La Bohème

    When:
    February 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
    2019-02-16T19:30:00-05:00
    2019-02-16T22:30:00-05:00
    Where:
    Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
    Canada

    This new production of La Bohème is – literally – an enormous vintage picture postcard of Paris. The curtain rises on a modern-day flea market with sellers touting their wares and an accordion duo entertaining the crowd. A present-day tourist discovers a stall specialising in objects d’art from the 1920s. Amid the bustle, a lone visitor puts a record on a vintage gramophone and we hear the opening bars of a very famous opera, transporting the audience back in time. 

    Canadian designer and director duo André Barbe and Renaud Doucet – the team behind Turandot in 2017 – have created a gloriously extravagant production. Set in the interwar years when artists and writers flocked to Paris to live the bohemian life, Café Momus is full of flamboyant jazz-era figures, including a glamorously exotic Musetta. Canadian conductor Judith Yan makes her Vancouver Opera debut. A refreshing look at a much-loved opera.

    Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™


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