On October 14th, at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, Hawaii Opera Theatre opens a production of Puccini’s La Bohème. It’s considered one of the most romantic love stories to grace the operatic stage, and is his most popular work alongside Madama Butterfly.
Set in Paris during the start of 1830s, La Bohème tells the story of four young artists living in a garret (attic) and pursuing an idealistic “bohemian” lifestyle. When Rudolfo the poet meets Mimi they fall in love, but the poverty of their lifestyle affects her health and after a whirlwind romance she tragically dies.
Hawai‘i Public Radio continues its series with a behind-the-scenes look into the making of La Bohème. Hosted by HOT Executive Director Simon Crookall.
"A Curious Person's Guide to La Bohème" airs on HPR-1 during Evening Concert around 6:30 on Friday October 7th, and again on Tuesday at 3pm on HPR-1.
Tickets and information can be found at hawaiiopera.org