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?
In a concert performance of an opera, there are no sets, no costumes, and very little staging. The reduced theatrics allow singers more time to focus on the music so they can the story as well as (or better than!) any staged opera.
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
This project is supported by:
Thanks to a generous donation from The Robinson-Hill Humanitarian Fund, this concert is presented in memory of Bill Royer.