Performances

Friday, April 19, 2013
7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013
2:30 p.m. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 27, 2013
7:30 p.m. 


Ticket Prices

Adults - $20
Children - $10
Senior Citizens - $19
KU Faculty/Staff - $19
KU Students - $10

La Bohème
by Giacomo Puccini

The Crafton-Preyer Theatre

The University Theatre joins with the School of Music and KU Opera to stage the most popular work in the Italian opera repertory and the fourth most frequently performed opera worldwide. The KU Symphony Orchestra, directed by David Neely, will accompany the poignant story of a group of artists in Paris and the romantic relationship between poet Rodolfo and grisette Mimi. Like the parallel relationship between Rodolfo's roommate Marcello and the beautiful Musetta, Mimi and Rodolfo's love is full of conflict until they are united tragically when Mimi returns to the garret to die, surrounded by her friends. La Bohème  is an exceptional mixture of comedy and tragedy, and its music has a distinctively bittersweet quality. Puccini's magnificent score is a testament to his musical genius. La Bohème received its world premiere in Turin, Italy, in February 1896 at the Teatro Regio, conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini. More recently, it served as the inspiration for the Broadway musical Rent.

Staged in cooperation with the School of Music and KU Opera
Featuring the KU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Neely
Directed by Linda Ade Brand
Scenic Design by Julia Fleck Ubert
Lighting Design by Mark Reaney
Costume Design by Tatyana Wilds

Cast

Mimi 4/21 & 4/27.............................Ashley Benes
Mimi 4/19 & 4/25.......................Kristen Newbegin
Musetta 4/19 & 4/25.......................Cassie Banion
Musetta 4/21 & 4/27.................Catherine Dowling
Rodolfo..........................................Ben Cleveland
Marcello...........................................Josh Markley
Schaunard.....................................Michael Austin
Colline...........................................Bradley Walker
Parpignol..........................................Alex Goering
Benoit/Alcindoro/Sergente..................John Meyer
Doganiere...........................................Joe Winans

Chorus: Rosaleen Amante, Sarah Bodle, Emily Charles, Katherine Dick,
Elizabeth Ernst, Maggie Hires, Caitlin Laird, Bokhee Min, Ashleigh
Sizemore, Elaina Ardra Smith, Nicole Burkhart, Julia Geisler, Helen Gent
Kristen Larsen, Allison Michele Lewis, Katelyn Meyer, Blane Brungardt
Alex Goering, Jake Thede, Joe Winans, Joseph Carr, Juan Gonzales,
John Meyer, Baker Purdon

Children's Chorus: Savanah Amnotte, Hannah Au Yeong, Suzy Chun, Julia
Johnson, Jaclyn Landers, Luciana Valerio


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