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July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join us under the stars as we kick off our Summer Music Festival with Giacomo Puccini’s beloved masterwork La Bohème – the opera that inspired the rock musical Rent! Presented in partnership with the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra.
A powerful story of love and selflessness, La Bohème takes place during the height of the Bohemian Movement in 19th century Paris. It tells the story of Rodolfo, a man willing to give up everything, including his own happiness, for the sake of his beloved Mimi. Despite hardship, illness, poverty, and unspeakable tragedy, love and hope still burns bright.
La Bohème features some of the most recognizable and celebrated operatic songs – including “Che Gelida Manina”, “Quando M’en Vo”, “Si Mi Chiamo Mimi”, and “O, Soave Fanciulla”.
This performance is free, but pay-what-you-can donations supporting Connecticut Lyric Opera and Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra are welcomed.