The Most Famous Love Story Ever sung Comes to Music Hall June 18-25

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Cincinnati Opera presents LA BOHÈME / Photo by HarderLee Photography.

Cincinnati Opera presents LA BOHÉME
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

CINCINNATI, OH—From June 18 through June 25 at Music Hall, get swept away by one of the most famous love stories ever sung: Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. Cincinnati Opera opens its 2022 Summer Festival with this beloved opera, marking the company’s Music Hall homecoming after nearly three years away.

La Bohème has captivated generations of audiences with its unforgettable music and its sweetly sentimental tale of young, bohemian lovers in Paris. The romantic favorite is presented in a new-to-Cincinnati production that brings a colorful, whimsical vision of the City of Light to the Music Hall stage.

The story: In his cold apartment on Christmas Eve, the penniless poet Rodolfo prepares to celebrate the holiday with friends on the city’s bustling streets. But with a quiet knock on the door, he meets Mimì, whose single candle has gone out. While searching for a match in the dark, hands touch, sparks fly, and lives change forever.

Cast and creative team:

  • Mimì … Talise Trevigne
  • Rodolfo … Ji-Min Park
  • Musetta … Raven McMillon
  • Marcello … Rodion Pogossov
  • Colline …  André Courville
  • Schaunard … Ethan Vincent
  • Benoit/Alcindoro … Thomas Dreeze
  • Parpignol … Houston Tyrrell
  • Custom-House Officer … Dicky Dutton
  • Sergeant … Randell McGee
  • Prune Seller … Mitchell Sturges
  • Conductor … Mark Gibson
  • Stage director … Alain Gauthier
  • Scenic design … Olivier Landreville
  • Costume design … Opéra de Montréal
  • Lighting design … Thomas C. Hase
  • Wig and makeup design … James Geier
  • Chorus master … Henri Venanzi

Featuring the Cincinnati Opera Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Tickets to La Bohème are on sale now and begin at $35. For more information visit


Cincinnati Opera presents La Bohème


  • Saturday, June 18, 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m.

Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Tickets start at $35. Call 513-241-2742 or visit

Looking ahead:

Cincinnati Opera
2022 Summer Festival

La Bohème
By Giacomo Puccini
June 18, 23 & 25 at Music Hall

Fierce (world premiere)
By William Menefield and Sheila Williams
July 6, 9 & 10 at SCPA’s Corbett Theater

The Pirates of Penzance
By Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert
July 7, 8 & 10 at Music Hall

Castor and Patience (world premiere)
By Gregory Spears and Tracy K. Smith
July 21, 23, 24, 28 & 30 at SCPA’s Corbett Theater

By Giuseppe Verdi
July 22, 26, 29 & 31 at Music Hall

Special concert event!
Morris and Friends
July 27 at Music Hall

Visit for complete details.

About Cincinnati Opera

Cincinnati Opera’s mission is to enrich and connect our community through diverse opera experiences.

Founded in 1920 and the second-oldest opera company in the nation, Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling season of grand opera every summer and engaging programs throughout the year. The company’s repertoire includes beloved classics and contemporary masterworks brought to life by some of the world’s most dynamic performers and creative artists.

Season Presenting Sponsor of the 2022 Summer Festival is Huntington. Cincinnati Opera is supported by the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. Cincinnati Opera also receives season support from the Ohio Arts Council, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Patricia A. Corbett Estate and Trust, and the Harry T. Wilks Family Foundation, along with general season and project support from many other generous individuals, corporations, and foundations. Media partners are 90.9 WGUC and 91.7 WVXU. Cincinnati Opera is a proud member of OPERA America.

For more information, visit

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