La Bohème

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 opened at Canadian Opera Company in Toronto in October 2013 and will open at San Francisco Opera on November 15th and 16th, 2014.


Creative Team

Director John Caird
Sets and Costumes David Farley
Lighting Michael James Clarke
Assistant Director Susan Li
Conductor Evan Rogister
Deputy Conductor Eric Melear
Chorus Master Richard Bado
Musical Preparation Peter Pasztor, Craig Keir
Repetiteuse Coaches Ana Maria Otamendi & Elena Lacheva
Children’s Chorus Director Karen Reeves
Surtitles by John Caird & Mena Mark Hanna
Surtitles cued by Patrick Harvey
Set Design Assistants Kim Alwyn, Cara Newman, Jonathan Patric Ward
Painting Consultant Peter Farley
Assistant Costume Designer Laura Gordon
Lighting Supervisor Philip Alfano
Wigs and Make-up Dotti Staker
Wardrobe Supervisor Norma Cortez
Stage Manager Kristen Burke
1st ASM Annie Wheeler
2nd ASM Mary Elsey
3rd ASM Katrin Bachus


Marcello Joshua Hopkins
Rodolfo Dimitri Pittas
Colline Vuyani Mlinde
Schaunard Michael Sumuel
Mimi Katie Van Kooten
Musetta Heidi Stober
Benoit Robert Pomakov
Alcindoro Hector Vasquez
Parpignol Kevin Ray
Sergeant Keenan Manceaux
Customs House Guard Peixin Chen
Marcello Mark Diamond
Rodolfo Scott Quinn
Colline Nicholas Masters
Mimi Katie Natalya Romaniw
Musetta Andrea Carroll