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Opera Fresca Presents Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème
All of the principals and most of the chorus are shown in this scene from Act II of La Bohème.
Opera Fresca, the Mendocino Coast's premier professional resident opera company, presented La Bohème during its tenth season of operas, concerts and cabarets. Set in Paris' bohemian Latin Quarter about 1890, La Bohème premiered in Turin, Italy, on February 1, 1896, and it has remained one of the world's most popular operas. Opera Fresca presented La Bohème during April, 2006, at Eagles Hall Theater in Fort Bragg, California.
Click here to enter the web gallery of over 120 photos by Nicholas Wilson of the April 30, 2006 final performance of Opera Fresca's La Bohème.
Principal Cast of Characters (in order of appearance):
Marcello, a painter Adam Juran, baritone, New York City NY
Rodolfo, a poet
Pedro Rodelas, tenor, Fremont CA Colline, a philosopher
Bryan Boyce, bass, Madison WI
Schaunard, a composer John Dooley, baritone, Woodbridge VA Benoit, the landlord Richard Goodman, baritone, Mendocino CA Mimi, a shy neighbor Jessica Julin, soprano, Philadelphia PA Alcindoro, an elderly gentleman Richard Goodman, baritone, Mendocino CA Musetta, Marcello's old flame Kresha Faber, soprano, Vancouver BC
Principal Creative Directors and Designers:
Artistic and General Director Clare Barca Musical Director and Conductor Les Pfutzenreuter Stage Director Ann Woodhead Chorusmaster Vincent Russo Costume Design Gail Daly Lighting Design Larry Lawlor Set Design Ann Woodhead and Matt Rowland
In addition, there were 29 members of the orchestra, 16 members of the chorus, a supernumerary and a narrator, plus over 50 members of the crew, supporting staff and volunteers. Bravo to all who gave their time, effort and talents to this fine production!
For more information about Opera Fresca and current and future productions, please visit the website at www.operafresca.com or write to PO Box 411, Mendocino CA 95460.
Prints available: Prints of the photos are available for personal use only to participants in the production and Opera Fresca. Send email to mail (at) nwilsonphoto.com or write to PO Box 943, Mendocino CA 95460 for pricing and availability. Please include the file numbers of the images you are interested in. Please note that due to technical limitations imposed by the distance of the camera from the stage and the use of a telephoto lens and slow shutter speed with available lighting, not all of the photos are sharp enough to make good 8x10 prints. However most of them will look good at 5x7 and all will print well at 4x6.
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