La Boheme | Memorial Auditorium | Stage | Indy Week


La Boheme

When: Fri., Jan. 24, 8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 26, 3 p.m. 2014

Admit it, you like to have your heart broken. That sweet suffering, although agonizing, is also a reminder of the momentary preciousness of life. It's why we're attracted to stories like Puccini's La Bohème, which the North Carolina Opera presents at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh. Devil-may-care starving artists in 1830s Paris decide to blow their last few francs on a hot night in the Latin Quarter, triggering passion in all directions among their crew. If it sounds a bit like Rent, that's because Rent was based upon this entertaining opera.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the opera will be conducted by Robert Moody of the Winston-Salem Symphony. Soprano Angela Fout and tenor Eric Barry sing leads. —Chris Vitiello

Price: $27-$85


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