Opera in October: CROT's La Boheme, 11/2 and 11/3

Oct 29, 2013

In the final performances of the Opera in October broadcast series, Iowa Public Radio presents the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre's production of Puccini's La Boheme on Saturday, November 2 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 3 at noon.

The children's chorus from the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre's production of Puccini's La Boheme.
The children's chorus from the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre's production of Puccini's La Boheme.
Credit Jean Rude

   La Boheme tells the love story of Rodolfo and Mimi, and their friends Marcello, Musetta, Colline, and Schaunard. Set in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840's to a magnificent score by Puccini, this group of starving artists are all under the direction of Stanley Garner. Guest artists Erica Strauss as Mimi, Eric Barry as Rodolfo, Philip Torre as Marcello, and Meredith Hansen as Musetta bring this tragic opera to life in a heart-wrenching performance of love and loss.