Cape Town Opera presents the Judith Neilson National Tour of La bohème, featuring seven singers and a five-piece chamber ensemble, with musical supervision by Jeremy Silver.
La bohème is a beautiful but tragic story that reflects on the bohemian life of a group of young friends – Rodolfo, Marcello, Colline and Schaunard who live together.
Marcello and Musetta are ex-lovers who constantly find their way back into each other’s arms, providing a comic counterfoil for the poignant, ill-fated love relationship between Rodolfo and their frail neighbour, Mimì.
This much-loved opera is brought to life by seven well-known young South African opera singers: Lukhanyo Moyake as Rodolfo, Zandile Mzazi as Mimi, Bongani Kubheka as Marcello, Ané Pretorius as Musetta, Lwazi Dlamini as Schaunard, Conroy Scott as Colline, and Garth Delport as Alcindoro.
South African-born director Magdalene Minnaar leads the team in this production with designs by Bettina John and lighting design by Stefan Benade.
8 and 9 September
Guild theatre. East London
11 and 12 September
Savoy Theatre, Gqeberha
Bookings through Savoy Theatre | 083 471 8893: Between 9am and 12pm daily
15 and 16 September
John Rupert Little Theatre, Graaff Reinet
Bookings through Graaff-Reinet Tourism Bureau | 049 892 4248
18 and 19 September
Civic Centre, Oudtshoorn