La Bohème

Canadian Opera Company

An opera in four acts
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica
Based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger as dramatized by Théodore Barrière.


This is a new co-production between Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company and San Francisco Opera.

It opened at the Wortham Centre in Houston on the 19th October 2012 and played in repertoire through October and November. 

The production then re-opened at Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, Canada on October 3rd 2013 and will open in San Francisco on November 15th and 16th 2014.

The creative team and cast for Toronto were as follows:

Creative Team

Director – John Caird
Sets and Costumes– David Farley
Lighting – Michael James Clarke
Assistant Director – Graham Cozzubo

Conductor – Carlo Rizzi
Deputy Conductor – Rory Macdonald
Chorus Master – Sandra Horst
Assitant Conductor – Jordan De Souza
Children’s Chorus Director – Ann Cooper Gay

Surtitles by John Caird & Mena Mark Hanna
Surtitles cued by Gunta Dreifelds
Stage Manager – Stephanie Marrs




Marcello – Joshua Hopkins/Phillip Addis
Rodolfo – Dimitri Pittas/Michael Fabiano/Eric Margiore
Colline – Christian Van Horn/Tom Corbeil
Schaunard – Phillip Addis/Cameron McPhail
Benoit – Thomas Hammons
Mimi – Grazia Doronzio/Joyce El Khoury
Parpignol – Owen McCausland
Alcindoro – Thomas Hammons
Musetta – Joyce El Khoury/Simone Osborne
Officer – Gordon Bintner/Doug MacNaughton
Sergeant – Clarence Frazer