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Out & About; Happy Hour

August 3 @ 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm

La Bohème Opera Adventure

Join us for The Opera and Happy Hour, or just come for Happy Hour!!!

THE OPERA

1pm start time; arrive at Box Office no later than 12:45pm

Thornton Place Theater at Northgate  (map/address below)

Price:  $15.75 for each reserved seat 

Running Time: 2h 20m

HAPPY HOUR

Approx. 3:50 pm ~ after The Opera

Watershed Pub & Kitchen   (map/address below)  

RSVP by Mon August 1 to Mary Barrett  for the opera only, happy hour only, or both.

Mary will contact you to arrange ticket purchase and seating, along with attendee list for carpooling 

Contact Mary Barrett with any questions

La Bohème is an opera in four acts, composed by Giacomo Puccini between 1893 and 1895 to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème (1851) by Henri Murger. The story is set in Paris around 1830 and shows the Bohemian lifestyle (known in French as "la bohème") of a poor seamstress and her artist friends.  It is the tragic love story of Mimí and Rodolfo.

Lyrical and touchingly beautiful, the score of La Bohème exerts an immediate emotional pull. Many of its most memorable melodies are built incrementally, with small intervals between the notes that carry the listener with them on their lyrical path. This is a distinct contrast to the grand leaps and dives that earlier operas often depended on for emotional effect. La Bohème’s melodic structure perfectly captures the “small people” (as Puccini called them) of the drama and the details of everyday life.

Opera Synopsis:

About this performance in the movie theatre: Met Summer Encore: La Boheme (2022) at an AMC Theatre near you. (amctheatres.com)          

Metropolitan Opera | La Bohème (metopera.org)

The Story of Puccini's 1896 Opera La Bohème (liveabout.com)

La Bohème - English Opera Translations : English Opera Translations