La Bohème

La Bohème

Oct 21-23, 2022

La Bohème

One of the most beloved operas of all time.

Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Visit the Latin Quarter of Paris, where an idealistic poet falls for a frail but resolute "gaia fioraia." In “La Bohème,” Puccini—known for his self-proclaimed ability to write the "great sorrow in little souls"—depicts the exuberant lives of struggling young artists in the throes of love, envy, betrayal and heartbreak. It's no wonder this timeless, sweeping tale is one of the most beloved operas ever written. 

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Great repertoire, lavish scenery, amazing voices and outstanding value—these are the hallmarks of the CU Boulder College of Music Eklund Opera Program. Director Leigh Holman and Music Director Nicholas Carthy bring you the best of classical and contemporary opera in these fascinating productions.

Performance Dates and Times

Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.
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Buying Options and Discounts

Save 15-20% with season tickets, available in the Choice Option. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

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by Adam Goldstein

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Eklund Opera brings 19th century Paris to Macky

Puccini’s La Bohème, opera’s ‘gateway drug,’ Friday through Sunday

by Peter Alexander

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Stage Director

Leigh Holman

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