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Vancouver Opera presents La Bohème

 
  • February 14 - February 24
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton St at West Georgia
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Phone: 604-683-0222
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February 14, 16, 19, 21 2019 7:30pm
February 24, 2019 2:00pm

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

By Giacomo Puccini

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™

Tickets: Various Prices - Tickets Will Go On Sale In Early Summer
To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit: www.vancouveropera.ca

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