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Monday, March 8, 2010

Puccini's Perfect Opera, La boheme

Minnesota Opera's production of Puccini's La bohème opens March 6

Twin-cast spectacular - James Valenti and Ellie Dehn; Adam Diegel and Jennifer Black


Minnesota Opera is pleased to remount its popular 1996 production of Puccini’s La bohème. Considered the world’s favorite opera, this heartwarming love story inspired Rent and is the quintessential portrait of romance, high-spirited friendship and the idealistic pursuit of love and art.

James Valenti* and Ellie Dehn*, who lit up the stage in the 2008 Romeo and Juliet, reunite in one cast, while Adam Diegel+ and Jennifer Black+ make their company debuts leading the other in this twin-cast spectacular. Hyung Yun* and Peter Barrett+ share the role of Marcello, and Karin Wolverton* (Rusalka) and Naomi Isabel Ruiz+ alternate as Musetta. The beloved Minnesota Opera production is lovingly reimagined by director Justin Way. Emmanuel Joel-Hornak conducts the Minnesota Opera Orchestra in his company debut.

Production Information

THE CAST
Rodolfo, a poet - James Valenti*, Adam Diegel+
Mimì, a seamstress - Ellie Dehn*, Jennifer Black+
Marcello, a painter - Hyung Yun*, Peter Barrett+
Musetta, a belle of the Latin Quarter - KarinWolverton*, Naomi Isabel Ruiz+
Colline, a philosopher - Jonathan Kimple*, Rodolfo Nieto+
Schaunard, a musician - JeffreyMadison*, Michael Nyby+
Benoit, the landlord - Ben Crickenberger
Parpignol, a toy vender - Brad Benoit
Alcindoro, Musetta's wealthy admirer - Ben Johnson

THE CREATIVE TEAM
Conductor - Emmanuel Joel-Hornak
Stage Director - Justin Way
Original Set Designer - Robert Brill
Set and Lighting Designer - Marcus Dilliard
Costume Designer - Jennifer Caprio

PERFORMANCE DATES
Saturday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.*
Sunday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m.+
Tuesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.*
Wednesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m.+
Thursday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.*
Friday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m.+
Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.*
Sunday, March 14, at 2:00 p.m.+

ORDWAY
345 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

TICKETS
$20 - $200
Call the Minnesota Opera Ticket Office at 612.333.6669 or purchase online at mnopera.org.

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