Thursday, April 10, 2008

Puccini's La bohème

April 11 - May 3
Brown Theater, Wortham Theater Center
Purchase Tickets Online at www.HoustonGrandOpera.org

Love and heartbreak meet on the Left Bank of Paris, as four young bohemians test the boundaries of friendship and art. Ana María Martínez ("a lovely singer [and] a beautiful musician." - Newsday) and Garrett Sorenson ("[who] inhabited Alfredo with an attractive, Italianate sound and promising acting...: - Los Angeles Times), who triumphed in last season's Don Giovanni at HGO, take the stage with studio artist Albina Shagimuratova and alumni Joshua Hopkins and Nikolai Didenko. James Robinson's enchanting setting of Puccini's verismo tour-de-force, a co-production of Houston Grand Opera, The New York City Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera, returns to HGO.

Performances on May 1 and 3 feature soprano Cynthia Clayton ("a becoming Mimi, by turns shy, sweet and flirtatious...a lovely performance." - The New York Times) and Brian Mulligan ("Brian Mulligan's Marcello was a most likable fellow, with his velvety, evenly and effortlessly produced baritone and nuance-rich phrasing." - Tim Smith, Opera News).


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