LA Opera opens its 2019-20 season this Saturday, September 14th, with Puccini’s masterpiece La Boheme. The classic tale of love and loss has been a career maker for many great singers over the years; in this staging, Angelenos will be getting their first look at soprano Marina Costa-Jackson as Mimi, while tenor Saimir Pirgu plays Rodolfo. Directed by Barrie Kosky, whose crowd pleasing interpretation of The Magic Flute returns to the Music Center in November, this production debuted in Berlin in January and is new to LA. Music Director James Conlon conducts.
The young cast also includes several products of Los Angeles Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, including alumnus baritone Kihun Yoon and current student soprano Erica Petrocelli in the key roles of Marcello and Musetta. There will be six performances between September 14th and October 6th. Tickets start at $24. The September 28th program will be simulcast for free at Columbia Park in Torrance as well.
La Boheme. September 14 at 6pm; September 25, 28th & October 2nd, 7:30pm; October 6th at 2pm. Presented by LA Opera at The Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (213)972-8001. Seats from $24. Visit LA Opera for tickets and more information.