You're in for an operatic treat this season.
The Florida Grand Opera's season opener is Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème, the inspiration for the popular musical Rent. The opera follows a group of young bohemians living in Paris in the 1830s as a love story develops between an impoverished poet and a lovely seamstress.
The lead soprano for this production is Ailyn Perez, who recently became the first Hispanic woman to win the Richard Tucker Award – known as the Heisman Trophy of opera. In addition to singing in some of the best opera houses all over Europe, she was recently featured in Vanity Fair magazine because both she and her husband are world-renowned opera singers.
Following the opening night performance on Nov. 17, 2012, you can join Ailyn Pérez and Arturo Chacón-Cruz, along with the rest of the cast, for a glamorous gala. Step into the world of La bohème as the Lynn Wolfson Stage is transformed into Café Momus, a well-known gathering place of bohemian life for artists and writers in 19th Century Paris.
La bohème Performance Schedule
Miami – Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Fort Lauderdale – Broward Center for the Performing Arts
If you go: Gala reservations for the opening night begin at $750 per person. Tickets to the gala night performance of La bohème only, range in price from $21 to $250. For information about La bohème performances, contact the box office by phone at (800) 741-1010 or go online.