FORT MASON FLIX: La Bohème (Special Event), 11/22, 5:00 p.m.
San Francisco OperaNov 22nd @ 5:00 p.m.
SPECIAL EVENT PRESENTED BY: San Francisco Opera
About: Set in mid-19th-century Paris, the 2008 production of La Bohème stars Polish tenor Piotr Beczala and Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu as one of the most iconic couples in the Italian operatic repertoire, Rodolfo and Mimì. From their love-at-first-sight meeting to the opera’s tragic climax, the composer’s score evokes the emotions of the two lovers through memorable, heartfelt melodies. Former music director Nicola Luisotti conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra with an “invigorating” (San Francisco Chronicle) reading of Puccini’s 1896 score. Harry Silverstein directs Mark Lamos’ production and Chorus Director Ian Robertson prepares the San Francisco Chorus for the teeming Act II Latin Quarter scene. “This is a ‘Bohème’to cherish” (The Mercury News). La Bohème is performed in Italian with English subtitles and has a running time of approximately 2 hours.
Year Released: 2008
Showing: November 20, 5:00 p.m.
Following a sold-out presentation of Lucia di Lammermoor in October, San Francisco Opera returns to FORT MASON FLIX Drive-In with screenings of two popular operas by Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 20 and Sunday, November 22; and Tosca at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 11 and 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 12.
La Bohème features Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì conducted by Nicola Luisoitti. Tosca features Adrianne Pieczonka in the title role with Carlo Ventre as Cavaradossi and Lado Ataneli as Scarpia under the baton of Bruno Campanella.
Each opera will be projected on the 40’ X 20’ LED screen at the picturesque Marina District drive-in with views out across the Bay and audience members will have the opportunity to enjoy concessions and Off the Grid food trucks.
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