This new production of La Bohème is – literally – an enormous vintage picture postcard of Paris. The curtain rises on a modern-day flea market with sellers touting their wares and an accordion duo entertaining the crowd. A present-day tourist discovers a stall specialising in objects d’art from the 1920s. Amid the bustle, a lone visitor puts a record on a vintage gramophone and we hear the opening bars of a very famous opera, transporting the audience back in time. Canadian designer and director duo André Barbe and Renaud Doucet – the team behind Turandot in 2017 – have created a gloriously extravagant production. Set in the interwar years when artists and writers flocked to Paris to live the bohemian life, Café Momus is full of flamboyant jazz-era figures, including a glamorously exotic Musetta. Canadian conductor Judith Yan makes her Vancouver Opera debut. A refreshing look at a much-loved opera.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™
Tickets : Adults: $41.75 to $181.75 +charges
How to get tickets?
Ph: 604 683 0222
In Person: 1945 McLean Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5N 3J7
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
February 14, 16, 19, & 21 at 7:30pm
February 24 at 2:00pm
The performance will last approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including 1 intermission.
Venue & Address :
Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton St., Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1 Canada