San Francisco Opera on WRTI: Puccini's Beloved LA BOHÈME, Oct. 17, 1 PM

Oct 13, 2015

When an aspiring poet falls in love with a fragile seamstress, their intense passion is only matched by their youthful idealism. Can their tender relationship survive the cruelties of life? Conductor Giuseppe Finzi leads a superb cast headed by the "warm, luminous tone and urgently communicative phrasing" (TheClassicalReview.com) of Greek soprano Alexia Voulgaridou in her San Francisco Opera debut, the “intensely expressive” Michael Fabiano (The New York Times) and Nadine Sierra, whose commanding artistry inspires “awe and delight” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Giacomo Puccini's LA BOHÈME (in Italian), Saturday, October 17, 1 to 3 pm on WRTI.

Synopsis

CAST:
Mimi: Alexia Voulgaridou
Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
Musetta: Nadine Sierra
Marcello: Alexey Markov
Colline: Christian Van Horn
Schaunard: Hadleigh Adams
Benoit, Alcindoro: Dale Travis

ENSEMBLE: San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Giuseppe Finzi
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson