Life is Short, Live it Fully

La bohème

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Premiered February 1, 1896, Teatro Regio, Turin, Italy

In an attic in the Parisian Latin Quarter, the chateau is petite, but the personalities are grand. A group of artists live the bohemian lifestyle full of complicated relationships and nights at the café on a starving artist’s budget. Through the tumultuous relationships between Mimì and Rodolfo, and Marcello and Musetta, Puccini’s best-known opera encourages you to fully appreciate the fragility of life and love.

February 22, 25, 27, 28 | March 2 | 2025

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex
Performed in Italian, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat.

Estimated Length: 2 hours and 35 minutes

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Raquel González

Mimì | Bio

Kathryn Lewek

Musetta | Bio

Zach Borichevsky

Rodolfo | Bio

Timothy Mix

Marcello | Bio

Matthew Burns

Colline | Bio

Alex Granito

Schaunard | Bio

Creative Team

Headshot of a mean with a bead wears a blue shirt

George Manahan

Conductor | Bio

Sahar Nouri

Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor | Bio

Kristine McIntyre

Director | Bio

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

La bohème

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  • 2025