Doors: 2:00 PM
Concert: 3:00 PM
In its first full-length opera since 2019, the CSO is bringing La bohème to the Memorial stage. Experience this classic tale of the joys and sorrows of love and loss in concert! A passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in 19th-century Paris. With its touchingly beautiful lyrics and memorable arias, La bohème can stake its claim as the world’s most famous opera. Don’t miss this remarkable cast of gifted artists featuring Robert Moody, Kevin Punnackal, Amber Monroe, Sidney Outlaw, Marlen Nahhas, Cory McGee, Perry Ward, and the CSO Chorus!
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What is concert opera?
Concert performances of opera are usually presented in a concert hall instead of an opera house with the orchestra and conductor joining the chorus and singers on stage rather than playing in the orchestra pit. In a concert performance, there are no sets, no costumes, and very little staging. Even without the theatrics, concert opera can tell a story as well as any staged opera. In a concert performance, it's all about bringing the excitement and drama of the music to the audience. During a concert opera performance, the focus is entirely on the performers and their dynamic interaction with their audience. There is nothing to upstage the music and dramatic interpretations at hand.
GIACOMO PUCCINI | La bohème
ROBERT MOODY | conductor
CSO CHORUS | Darrin Hassevoort, director
LEE UNIVERSITY CHOIRS | William Green, director
CHATTANOOGA BOYS CHOIR | Vincent Oakes, director
KEVIN PUNNACKAL | Rodolfo
AMBER MONROE| Mimì
SIDNEY OUTLAW | Marcello
MARLEN NAHHAS | Musetta
CORY MCGEE | Colline
PERRY WARD | Benoît & Alcindoro
MICHAEL PARHAM | Schaunard