Canadian Opera Company Presents La Boheme

by Liza Mattimore


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The Canadian Opera Company is back for the fall 2013/14 season.  And they are kicking things off in style, with, Puccini's La Boheme,   perhaps one of the most iconic operas of all time.  This is a new production of an iconic love story. La Bohème is Puccini’s masterpiece of youthful flirtation, passionate love and heartbreaking tragedy, and It returns to the COC for 12 performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on October 3, 6, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, 22, 25, 27, 29, 30, 2013.

Canadian-born Tony Award-winning director John Caird (Les Misérables, Nicholas Nickleby), last with COC in 2007 to stage the monumental Don Carlos, premieres for the company this new production of one of opera’s favourite love stories. He’s joined by one of world’s best Puccini conductors, Italian Carlo Rizzi, who makes his company debut leading the COC Orchestra and Chorus through a score of soaring and impassioned orchestrations filled with dramatic intensity and beautiful melodies. 

La Bohème is set in the raucous streets of Paris’s Latin Quarter in the late 19th century and explores the loves and lives of a group of young Bohemians. The COC production has cast an equally young group of singers, many Canadian, who are making names for themselves internationally. 

The COC is famous for its accessible pricing and fantastic audience outreach.  There is a ticket in anyone's price range, so there is no excuse to miss this classic.  Single tickets for La Bohème are $12 – $365 (includes applicable taxes). Tickets are available online here, by calling 416-363-8231, or in person at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, located at 145 Queen St. W.