Arts & Culture

UK Opera Theatre Presents 'La Boheme' March 3-5

Video courtesy of UK Opera Theatre.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 2, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre (UKOT) returns to the Lexington Opera House this week with Giacomo Puccini’s classic love story, “La Bohème,” March 3-5. With a cast that features award-winning students, this is a performance you do not want to miss.  

“I am delighted that we are back in the Lexington Opera House, and I am excited to be performing again for our beloved audiences, said Everett McCorvey, D.M.A., director of UK Opera Theatre. “The students are excited as well. This is a timeless story and if you have never seen an opera before, this is a great first opera to experience. The singing is amazing, the music is heartwarming and it will make you fall in love with opera. If you have seen the movie Moonstruck, you have heard the music from LA BOHEME! It’s wonderful!” 

UKOT is welcoming director Richard Gammon back to Lexington for "La Bohème." Audiences may remember Gammon's most recent work with UKOT from their production of "Silent Night" in 2018, as well as "La Traviata" (2017), "Così fan tutte" (2016), and "Sweeney Todd" (2014).

The curtain will rise on “La Bohème” at the Lexington Opera House 7:30 p.m., March 3-5, and 2 p.m., March 5. Tickets for "La Bohème” are on sale now at the Rupp Arena Box Office and online.

For more information about "La Bohème” and the UKOT, visit https://finearts.uky.edu/opera/season. 

About “La Bohème”

Love. Triumph. Tragedy. One of the most popular operas of all time, and the inspiration for the smash hit Broadway musical "Rent," “La Bohème” tells the story of a group of young bohemian artists on their escapades through love and death. Puccini shows us exactly what love is about through music that captures both the rush of love at first sight and the devastation of loss.  

About Richard Gammon

Richard is a Filipino American stage director, and some past directing credits include: the double bill of Gluck’s L’île de Merlin and Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Wolf Trap Opera; Madama Butterfly with Virginia Opera; a double bill of Gianni Schicchi and Michael Ching’s Buoso’s Ghost at Michigan Opera Theatre; the American premiere of Scarlatti's Erminia at the Kennedy Center with Opera Lafayette; Laura Kaminsky’s As One with Opera Maine Studio Artist Program; Susannah with Charlottesville Opera; Jack Perla’s An American Dream with Virginia Opera’s inaugural contemporary opera series “VAriations”; and Andy Monroe's The Life and Times of Joe Jefferson Benjamin Blow at NYC's Theatre 315 with the National Asian Artists Project.

Read more about Gammon on his website: www.richard-gammon.com. 

UK students rehearse "La Boheme"
UK students rehearse "La Boheme" on Feb. 21. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

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