Portland Opera To Go presents La Bohème

A candle flutters on a cold night…two hands find each other in the dark, and fan a spark of love into flame…

This most accessible and romantic of Puccini’s operas concerns the fortunes of four young men, whose lives are changed forever when one of their number, the poet Rodolfo, falls in love with the girl upstairs.

This classic story of youth, poverty, love, friendship and coming of age makes a perfect first opera. The characters and relationships are immediately relatable for today’s kids—even at the distance of 100+ years!

Portland Opera To Go is currently booking for our Fall 2019 touring production of Puccini’s La Bohème. Our 50-minute, English language adaptation of Puccini’s classic is a magnificent way to experience opera for the first time. Designed specifically for 7th through 12th grades, our adaptation of La Bohème retains all of the humor and pathos of Puccini’s original in an accessible, vibrant staging sure to engage, delight and inspire your classes.

All of our productions include Common Core aligned, arts integrated curriculum and classroom visits for up to 6 classrooms as time allows. To bring this production to your school, contact Alexis Hamilton at ahamilton@portlandopera.org

Each year, Portland Opera To Go travels throughout Oregon and SW Washington schools and community venues with a full-staged 50 minute, English-language adaptation of a famous opera.


Saturday, December 14 | 1 – 2pm
Hampton Opera Center
211 SE Caruthers St., Portland, OR
$5 for kids under 12, $10 general admission

CAst & Crew

Sergio Manzo

Aaron Jenkins

Travis Lucas

Johann Schram Reed

Lauren Yokabaskas

Ivy Zhou

Stage Director
Kristine McIntyre

Tour Manager
Stephen K. Gardner

Emily Baltzer

Set Design
Polly Robbins

Costume Design
Christine A. Richardson


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Lamb Family Foundation
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BNSF Foundation
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Kinder Morgan Foundation
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PGE Foundation
Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust
Schnitzer Steel Industries
John and Carol Steele
The Wheeler Foundation
Winderlea Vineyard & Winery
Union Bank Foundation

With additional support from

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