Cape opera pick
Opera House, Artscape Theatre Centre, Foreshore
Book at Computicket.
Date & Time:
May 5, 9 and 16
Tel: 021 421 7695. Website: artscape.co.za.
La Bohème, Puccini’s evergreen and irresistibly romantic portrait of Bohemian life in Paris, returns with Matthew Wild’s revival of Christine Crouse’s 2006 production set in liberated Paris shortly after World War II. Four struggling artists attack life, love and loss with irrepressible joie de vivre.
La Bohème follows the troubled love affair of the poet Rodolfo and the terminally ill seamstress Mimi while their penniless but high-spirited companions embrace life in the Latin Quarter. Rising South African stars Nozuko Teto and Given Nkosi sing the roles of Mimi and Rodolfo. British conductor Jeremy Silver leads the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cape Town Opera Voice of the Nation Chorus co-stars.