Vancouver Opera: La Bohème

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Vancouver Opera presents: 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™

Dates Feb 14, Thu 7:30pm - Doors: 6:15pm
Feb 16, Sat 7:30pm - Doors: 6:15pm
Feb 19, Tue 7:30pm - Doors: 6:15pm
Feb 21, Thu 7:30pm - Doors: 6:15pm
Feb 24, Sun 2:00pm - Doors: 12:45pm

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