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La Bohème: A Timeless Story, Creatively Told

A story of four friends in a post apocalyptic city once called "Paris"

by Giacomo Puccini

La Bohème

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La Bohème is a perfect introduction to opera for first-time opera goers.

One of Puccini's most popular and often-performed operas, La Bohème is "… a story about four bohemian artistsgoing against the social norm to express themselves… a timeless story of love, illness, strife, poverty, friendship, and loss," says UT Opera Director, James Marvel.

Marvel, who directedThe Marriage of Figaro with the tagline Mozart's Only Opera About Elvis, has updated Puccini's opera to the future and will introduce viewers to a "post-apocalyptic city once known as Paris." There, "… the characters'antics…get them through hardships... inspire their creativity…and they help influence their world through their art."

Performances are scheduled on Friday, Sunday and Monday at 8:00 p.m., and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

The UT Opera Theatre is committed to being the best ticket in town. We promise not to let you down.

Directed by James Marvel, UTOT Director
Conducted by Kevin Class, UTOT Music Director

  • Friday, November 9, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Carousel Theatre (next to Clarence Brown Theater)
1714 Andy Holt Avenue, Knoxville TN 37996


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