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AVA Opera Theater on WRTI: Puccini's La Bohéme, Feb. 15 at 3 pm

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AVA resident artists Mackenzie Whitney (Rodolfo) and Marina Costa-Jackson (Mimi)

What a perfect way to wrap up Valentine's weekend! Spend Sunday, February 15 from 3 to 5:30 pm with one of the great operatic love stories of all time, Puccini's La Bohéme, presented by the Academy of Vocal Arts on WRTI.

The opera tells the story of a poor poet, and an equally poor seamstress, as they fall in love one cold winter in 19th-century Paris. The opera is based on Scenes of Bohemian Life, a book by Henri Murger. One of the most beloved operas in the repertoire, and a broadcast not to be missed! 

The broadcast was recorded live on February 7, 2015 and is conducted by AVA Music Director Christopher Macatsoris, with the AVA Opera Orchestra.

Synopsis

Preview video:

http://youtu.be/cIL3TEJFkGc

Cast:

Mimì: Marina Costa-Jackson

Musetta: Karen Barraza

Rodolfo: Mackenzie Whitney

Marcello: Jared Bybee

Schaunard: Michael Adams

Colline: Anthony Schneider

Benoît: Nathan Milholin

Alcindoro: Nathan Milholin

Parpignol: Alasdair Kent

Sergente du Doganieri: Jonas Hacker

Un Venditore Ambulante: Jonas Hacker