Puccini’s La bohème

April 1 and 3, 2022

At the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

Friday, April 1, 2022

Nuts and Bolts Lecture: 6:30 PM
Performance: 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Nuts and Bolts Lecture: 1:30 PM
Performance: 2:30 PM

The New Orleans Opera Box Office is now closed. Tickets can be purchased from TicketMaster in the lobby of the Mahalia Jackson Theater located at 1419 Basin Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.

Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office Hours:

  • Friday, April 1, 4:30 – 7:45 PM
  • Sunday, April 3, 12:00 – 2:45 PM

Puccini’s most famous opera RETURNS to New Orleans!

La bohème is a tale of two young lovers, Rodolfo and Mimi. We fall in love and are heartbroken alongside them as their story unfolds to some of the most beautiful music ever written.

Come and enjoy Grand Opera!

Join us for a Pre-Opera Party!

Meet us by the fountain in the Norman Treigle Plaza in front of the Mahalia Jackson Theater. The fun begins at 6:15 PM on Friday and at 1:15 PM on Sunday.

Enjoy this beautiful spring weather with music from the always-engaging Electric Yat Quartet. Be sure to stop by the opera tent to get your 22-23 Season brochure and take advantage of the Early Bird pricing by securing a subscription then and there.

There will be a cash bar and door prizes, too!

La bohème

Opera by GIACOMO PUCCINI
Libretto by LUIGI ILLICA and GIUESPPE GIACOSA
Directed by FENLON LAMB
Conducted by JOSEPH COLANERI

The Jerry W. Zachary and Henry Bernstein Maestro Chair
THE LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Running Time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (two intermissions)

CAST:

Rodolfo – YONGZHAO YU
Mimi – VANESSA ISIGUEN
Marcello – ZACHARY NELSON
Musetta – KEARSTIN PIPER BROWN
Colline – CHRISTIAN ZAREMBA
Schaunard – SPENCER REICHMAN

Benoit/Alcindoro – IVAN GRIFFIN 

Parpignol – KAMERON LOPREORE

Biographies

La bohème

YONGZHAO YU

Rodolfo

VANESSA ISIGUEN

Mimi

ZACHARY NELSON

Marcello

KEARSTIN PIPER BROWN

Musetta

CHRISTIAN ZAREMBA

Colline

YONGZHAO YU

Rodolfo

SPENCER REICHMAN

Schaunard

YONGZHAO YU

Rodolfo

FENLON LAMB

Director

JOSEPH COLANERI

Conductor

Creative Team

General and Artistic Director, Clare Burovac

Stage Director, Fenlon Lamb
Conductor, Joseph Colaneri, Jerry W. Zachary and Henry Bernstein Maestro Chair
Chorus Master & Music Administrator, Carol Rausch
Scenic Designer, Steven C. Kemp
Costume Designer, Howard Tsvi Kaplan
Lighting Designer, Don Darnutzer
Production Manager, Sarah McCall
Costumer, Danielle Domingue Sumi
Wig & Makeup Designer, Danyale Cook
Technical Director, Keith Christopher
Stage Manager, Brett Finley
1st Assistant Stage Manager, Kate Bartels
2nd Assistant Stage Manager, Elise Bourg
Stage Management Intern, Hang Vu
Assistant Lighting Designer, Mandi Wood
Props Coordinator, Olivia Winter
Scenic Painter, Nathan Arthur
Wardrobe, Lesly Davi
Rehearsal Pianist, Elena Lacheva
Supertitles, Celeste Montemarano
Supertitles Prompter, Beth Rota

We are excited to bring you a brand new set for La bohème ’22. Designed by Steven C. Kemp and built at our own H. Lloyd Hawkins Scenic Studio, this set recently premiered with North Carolina Opera and is now back in New Orleans! Award-winning designer Steven C. Kemp has designed for 30 opera companies and over 50 productions in NYC as well as for a multitude of regional theatres, cruise ships, and international tours.

Chorus

Chorus Master, Carol Rausch

William Alber

Margaret Branyon-Goodman

Julie Condy

Claudia Copeland

Carolyn Deyo

Alan Gandolfi

Frederick George

Olivia Gilbert

Brigid Higgins

David Hinton

Richard Hofler

Fionn Hunter-Green

Thomas Lin

William Lopez

Amanda McCarthy

Justin Missakian

Valencia Pleasant

Samantha Resser

Michael Robillard

Hillary Smith

Guy Tem

Mark-Anthony Thomas

Vickie R. Thomas

Julia Tuneberg

Children’s Chorus

Lola Bolivar

Sasha Daley

Kate Garcia

Ellie Gereighty

Lila Giusti

Isabelle Higgins

Rad Jennings

Adelaide Leflet

Brett Massimi

Sophia Parigi

Lam Phan

Malia Suggs

Supernumeraries
Dorian Bennett
Karen Milanese
Kristen van Meerveld
Mary Ann Sternberg
Jan Lapre
Carla Pittari
Josh Marron

Thank you!

La bohème is generously sponsored, in part, by Lexus of New Orleans.
The role of Mimi is generously sponsored by Louise H. Moffett Family Foundation.
Conductors for New Orleans Opera are generously sponsored by the Jerry W. Zachary and Henry Bernstein Fund for the New Orleans Opera Association.
Student Night Out Dress Rehearsals are made possible with generous support from The Louise Baehr Martin Memorial Fund.
Costumes provided by Sarasota Opera Association, Inc.

City of New Orleans COVID-19 safety requirements will be followed.

Until we can see it live…