April 24 & 25, 2010
Rimrock Opera presents “La bohème,” beloved tale of tender love and bitter tragedy, on April 24 and 25 at the Alberta Bair Theater. Amy Logan, soprano, as the ill-fated Mimi, and Jeffrey Grant Kitto, tenor, as Rodolfo, the poet who loves her, are central characters amid the counterculture of young, undiscovered artists living in Paris attics, circa 1830. Puccini’s incomparable masterpiece has inspired audiences for more than 100 years with its glorious melodies illuminating the eternal story of starving artists and star-crossed lovers in the Latin quarter of Paris. Fellow bohemians, Laura Loge, Jan Michael Kliewer, Dennis Rupp, Chris Sheppard, and Daren Small sing the tragic plot to its bittersweet conclusion with ravishing melodies and direct emotional appeal.
Barbara Day Turner conducts the Rimrock Opera Orchestra, Douglas Nagel is producer-director, and Sheppard prepares the chorus. Rimrock Opera’s Chorus for Kids (ROCK) performs as Paris street urchins. The opera is sung in Italian, with English projected above the stage.
Purchase your opera tickets for the Saturday evening, April 24, 7:30 show, or Sunday April 25, 3:00 PM matinee, at the Alberta Bair Theater box office, online at www.albertabairtheater.org
RO offers a student matinee performance of La bohème, Thursday, April 22, at the Alberta Bair Theater. Individuals may also purchase tickets to the school matinee, beginning at 9:00 AM
Douglas Nagel, director and producer
Barbara Day Turner, conductor
Amy Logan, Mimi
Jeffrey Grant Kitto, Rodolfo
Laura Loge, Musetta
Jan Michael Kliewer, Marcello
Dennis Rupp, Colline
Chris Sheppard, Schaunard
Daren Small, Benoit
Daren Small, Alcindoro