Virginia Opera brings an edge to classic "La Boheme"
Written by Erin Lindstrom
By: April Phillips
November 6, 2015
“La Boheme,” one of the most recognizable operas of all time, is a work that celebrates the ideals, the beauty and the tragedy of youth. The bohemian characters who give the opera its title live in the moment in a way that is hard to maintain once the responsibilities of work, family and bills chip away at youthful idealism. Perhaps it’s ironic that such a work has become so rooted in tradition that many productions of the opera are hidebound.
Virginia Opera intends to bring an edge to its seventh production of “La Boheme.”