The Enduring Appeal of Puccini's Opera La Bohème

May 8, 2014

Soprano Alyson Cambridge
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Even people who say they don’t like opera often fall in love with La Bohème.

The combination of glorious music, a love story, friendship, and the romance of the artist life in Paris have all combined to make Puccini’s masterpiece one of the most beloved operas of all time.  It premiered in February 1896 and since then has practically never left the stage.

Tenor Noah Stewart
Credit Florentine Opera Company

Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera Company presents its production of  La Bohème this Friday and Sunday at the Marcus Center. 

Alyson Cambridge and Noah Stewart sing the roles of lovers Mimi and Rodolfo. They chat with Bonnie North about their roles and why they believe the opera is so beloved.