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Mississauga: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra presents a fully-staged production of “La Bohème” February 7 & 9
Thursday, January 17, 2019
The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra took its first steps into the world of grand opera with a sold out, fully staged production of Carmen on April 29, 2017. The MSO returns to grand opera on February 7 and 9 with a fully staged production of La Bohème, Puccini’s passionate, timeless, indelible story of love among young artists in 19th century Paris. This highly anticipated, not-to-miss cultural event will take place within the splendour of Hammerson Hall, a world-class theatre that is at the heart of the Living Arts Centre, and feature the creative stage direction of David Ambrose, and the exquisite music direction of Maestro Denis Mastromonaco.
La Bohème is one of opera’s most popular and unforgettable stories. When young poet Rodolfo meets seamstress Mimì, it is love at first sight. Faced with the cruel realities of poverty and ill health, will the flame that burns between them flicker and die, or will the timeless strength of their passion withstand every trial and tribulation that life can throw at them? La Bohème has all the ingredients of the perfect introduction to opera. It features soaring tunes, accessible characters, passion, romance, and a dash of customary tragedy. La Bohème’s simplicity and undeniable beauty has seen Puccini’s perennial crowd-pleaser become one of the most frequently performed operas in the world.
Starring as Rodolfo is MSO favourite, Romulo Delgado. Delgado is a classically trained tenor and a world music multi-instrumentalist. He was a region finalist at the Hans Gabor Belvedere International Opera Competitionin Vienna, Austria and trained in Toronto at the Royal Conservatory Music. His versatility as a performer has enchanted audiences all over North America and Europe. Starring as Mimi is soprano, Shantelle Przybylo. Przybylo is a recent graduate of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Recent engagements include performing the role of Fiordiligi in Così fan Tutte with Nederlandse Reisopera, as well as Felicity (Fiordiligi) in A Little Too Cozy (Così fan tutte) with Against the Grain Theatre, and making her debut at the world-renowned Concertgebouw.
La Bohème will be produced with generous support from the Living Arts Centre, a dynamic and accessible gathering place for creativity that welcomes more than 400,000 discerning and culturally diverse visitors annually. The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra is proud to be the resident orchestra of the Living Arts Centre.
Regular ticket prices start at $50. Special pricing is available for seniors. Complimentary underground parking is included with every ticket purchase. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Living Arts Centre at: 905-306-6000 or visit www.livingartscentre.ca. Show time is 8pm.