28 March 2016
Bradley Smoak makes a much-anticipated return to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as the philosopher Colline in Puccini's celebrated masterpiece La bohème to open their 2016 season. One of the first roles he covered as a Gerdine Young Artist, Smoak will now return to the stage that has seen him in a wide variety of characters over the years, including the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, Masetto in Don Giovanni, and King of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland to name a few. With nine performances throughout the festival season, don't miss this classic love story in the wonderfully intimate Loretto-Hilton Center.
The following is from the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis website.
One of the most frequently performed operas of all time, La bohème has gripped audiences for over a century. Rodolfo and his friends scrape by as bohemian artists, using their wit and charm to escape life’s harsher consequences. Rodolfo can’t imagine how love will change him until he encounters a beautiful dressmaker, Mimì. Set to lush, irresistible music, Puccini’s masterpiece never fails to move audiences to both laughter and tears.
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