La bohème

May 4–19, 2024


Finding love. Choosing family.
On a bitterly cold winter’s night in the heart of Paris, a young woman’s search for a candle light fatefully sparks one of the most enduring love stories of all time. But can a love so great be sustained? Join Mimì, Rodolfo, and their bohemian friends as they find levity and joy amidst the hardship and struggle of a life in pursuit of art. Featuring some of the most captivating music ever written, Puccini’s La bohème weaves moments of warmth and ecstasy together with anguish and heartbreak in this enduring story of love, loss, and life. 

Sung in Italian with English captions projected above the stage.
Runs approximately 2 hr 35 minutes.

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Ordway Music Theater
345 Washington St
St Paul, MN 55102

Subscription performance dates (May 4–12) available now for Ordway subscription packages.

The production of La bohème has been made possible by the support of YourClassical MPR.

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Giacomo Puccini was born into a family of court composers and organists in the historic city of Lucca, Italy. With a strong feeling of tradition in the Puccini family, it was expected that Giacomo would assume his deceased father’s position as Maestro di Cappella…

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