Albert Cottage Saturday, 19 August 2023 Curtain TBC York Avenue, East Cowes, PO32 6BD
Puccini’s La Bohème is one of the most famous operas ever written, following the unforgettable story of two young, bohemian lovers in Paris. With a great love story comes a beautiful score, including arias like Musetta’s Waltz and ‘Yes, they call me Mimì’ (Si, mi chiamano Mimì).
When young poet Rodolfo meets seamstress Mimì, it’s love at first sight. But faced by the cruel realities of poverty and ill health, will the flame that burns between them flicker and die? Or will the timeless strength of their youthful passion withstand every trial and tribulation that life can throw at them?
A classic tale of tragic romance, La Bohème is a great opera for beginners and regulars alike.
Musical Director Robert Bottriell Director Bronek Pomorski Designer David Parker Lighting designer
Mimi Zita Syme Musetta Natasha Day Rodolfo Andrew Rawlings Marcello Hakan Vramsmo Schaunard Ian Beadle Colline Peter Norris Benoit/Alcindoro Geoffrey Moses Parpignol Martin Rendle Children TBC
Stage Manager Lydia Skrentny Technical Stage Manager David Rogers Lighting/Sound Kody Hicks TBC Sound David Parker TBC Assistant Stage Manager William Sinclair Wardrobe Maria Pomorska Driver Paul Monkhouse
The Opera Brava Ensemble brave all the rigours of an English Summer to bring you live music as part of every performance.
Nicola Bates Violin Rose Hinton Violin Becky Hopkin / Ros Hanson-Laurant Viola Allison Holford / Harriet Wiltshire Cello Katharine Carter Flute & Piccolo Julia Holmes / Zoe Davies Clarinet Stephen Peneycad / Matt Rainsford Trumpet & Flugelhorn