Tragic Love in the Indianapolis Opera’s La Boheme This Weekend

The Indianapolis Opera makes Indianapolis music soar this weekend with their production of Puccini’s La Boheme, a tragedy of the Bohemian world in 1830s Paris. This classic opera provided the inspiration for the Broadway smash hit, Rent. See the original Mimi and Rodolfo entwined in a timeless and tragic love story of two paupers in a Parisian artist community. The Indianapolis Opera brings their story to life this Friday, November 20 and Sunday, November 22, presented in Italian with easy to read English subtitles.

La Boheme opens on a shack of artists in the bitter winter of Paris in 1830. Rodolfo sits in a daze as his best friend Marcello paints the Parisian skyline. Eventually, Colline the philosopher and Schuanard, the musician enter with the spoils of their day, declaring a celebration of new found luck. As the story progresses, all of the classic characters from Musetta, Marcello’s on again off again lover, to Benoit, the heartless landlord, make their entrances and start their part in the tale.

But the real focus of La Boheme is on the love story of Rodolfo, the poet, and Mimi, the seamstress. Their love is instantaneous and at first sight. As their voices soar in harmony the contents of their romance are created. But when Mimi’s flirtatious personality sends Rodolfo the wrong signals, their perfect love affair begins to break down. As Mimi’s terminal illness, progresses the couple is wrapped in guilt, shame and misunderstanding. Will they realize the truth of their love before it is too late? Find out at the Indianapolis Opera this weekend!

For more information about this Indianapolis art event or to purchase tickets, visit the Indianapolis Opera’s website. Presented at Clowes Memorial Hall on Butler University’s campus, La Boheme will transport Indianapolis culture back to Bohemian Paris. Puccini’s most famous opera blows the lid off Indianapolis theatre in the Circle City this weekend.

Video: The Indianapolis Opera Presents La Boheme, Indiana


Planning on taking that special someone to this Indianapolis event, a timeless tale of romance and heartbreak? Make the evening extra special by visiting the Indianapolis restaurants and Indianapolis bars listed on Fun City The Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village, is just minutes away from the venue, as is Indianapolis downtown. Shine a light on romance this weekend with La Boheme at the Indianapolis Opera.

La Boheme
Friday, November 20, 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 22, 2:00 pm

Clowes Memorial Hall
4602 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208