“La bohème” by Giacomo Puccini

Friday, Feb 16, 2024 6 – 9 pm

500 N. Michigan Ave, Ste 1450, Chicago, IL 60611

Screening | Free with registration. Doors open at 5:30pm CT.

The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago presents an exclusive screening of the Italian opera La bohème by Giacomo Puccini, presented at Teatro alla Scala in Milano during the 2022/2023 lyric season.

On the centennial of the birth of Franco Zeffirelli, to whom the Museo Teatrale dedicated an exhibition, Teatro alla Scala again proposed his classic production of La bohème, a piece of history of the theatre staged for the first time in 1963 with Karajan conducting and since then reprised regularly, now a vital element in the identity of Teatro alla Scala. Wielding the baton will be Eun Sum Kim, the youthful permanent conductor of the San Francisco Opera, while Marina Rebeka sings as Mimì alongside Freddie De Tommaso as Rodolfo.

Opera in four acts
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Season: 2022/2023
Duration: 3 hours ca. intermissions included

Teatro alla Scala Production
Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Treble Voices Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala Academy