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The relatable characters of La Bohème

Aug 8, 2019

The characters in Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème start out as broad archetypes:  the moody poet, a fun-loving musician, a lonely young woman dreaming of love, a flirtatious party girl…

They're drawn in broad strokes, and it’s easy for everyone to see something of themselves, or their friends, in this group.

But as the cast of this summer’s Finger Lakes Opera production of La Boheme discussed – the opera’s true power lies in how all these characters change. 


Finger Lakes Opera's performances of La Bohème are this Friday night at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoon at 2pm at the Canandaigua Academy. And you can hear more from the cast about this production and their experiences in opera; listen to the full conversation here.