Bohemian Rhapsody

The quintessential romantic-yet-real starving artist tale La Bohème focuses on a crazy cadre of young friends and lovers as they live, love, Create, and make their mark in the garrets of Paris’ 19th Century Latin Quarter.
Words by Zelda Grant | January 31, 2024 | People

Gacomo Puccini’s evergreen epic La Bohème, the opera that inspired the 1996 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Rent and Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 blockbuster film Moulin Rouge!, is back at Florida Grand Opera for the first time since 2018. This will mark FGO’s 12th production of the popular work. Described as “charismatic and fascinating for his acting and vocal naturalness,” Italian tenor Davide Giusti makes his American debut as the poet Rodolfo. Soprano Rebecca Krynski-Cox, last seen as Stella in 2022’s A Streetcar Named Desire, returns as the doomed seamstress Mimì. Baritone Craig Verm, noted for his “arrestingly vibrant” voice, makes his FGO debut as the artist Marcello. First-year Studio Artists Sara Kennedy and Taylor-Alexis DuPont share the role of the irrepressible Musetta. Conductor Joseph Mechavich returns for the first time since 2019’s Werther. FGO’s own Matt Cooksey stage directs; Apr. 6-May 4;