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Mimi Ohio Theatre
Playhouse Square
Friday, Sept 13, 7:00pm, 2019
Sunday, Sept. 15, 3:00pm, 2019
Tickets: $10 - $125 
For more information or to order by phone
call the Playhouse Square Box Office:

$5 Student Tickets Available
For Large groups call 216-640-8600 to Reserve

La Bohème

“Cleveland Opera Theater delivers stunning spectacle with Puccini's La Bohème” 
- The Plain Dealer

Puccini’s most popular opera returns to Playhouse Square with this spectacular new Cleveland Opera Theater production.  

Be transported to the heart of Latin Quarter Paris - where Mimì, a young seamstress of fragile health, meets the dashing writer Rodolfo.  Extravagant singer Musetta teases and taunts her on and off again lover, the painter Marcello, while musician Schaunard and philosopher Colline scheme to make rent and enjoy the spectacle of Café Momus.  Together, these young bohemians find friendship and true love while they struggle for their art and strive to fulfill their dreams.


Puccini’s sweeping score contains some of the most beloved music in all of theater.  Frequently referenced in popular culture, La bohème was featured in the Academy Award–winning film Moonstruck and was the inspiration for the Tony–Winning musical Rent—making the story and its music instantly recognizable to even newcomers to opera.

Join us for an Opera UpClose experience with La Bohème at COWELL & HUBBARD
Five Course Wine Dinner paired with opera
Aug. 27, 6:00pm
Production Details


Mimì - Eleni Calenos

Rodolfo - Mackenzie Whitney

Marcello - Young-Kwang Yoo

Musetta - Angela Mortellaro

Schaunard - John Tibbetts

Colline - James Eder

Benoit / Alcindoro - Jason Budd

Artistic Team:

Conductor - Domenico Boyagian

Asst. Conductor / Chorus Master - Dean Buck

Children's Chorus Master - Jennifer Call 

Stage Director - Scott Skiba

Scenic Design - Matthew D. McCarren

Projection Design - Brittany Merenda

Lighting Design - Steve Shack

Costume Design - Glenn Breed - Wardrobe Witchery

Eleni Calenos
Mackenzie Whitney
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Young-Kwang Yoo
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Angela Mortellaro
John Tibbetts
James Eder
Jason Budd
(Benoit / Alcindoro)
  • Music by GIACOMO PUCCINI  


  • Based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by HENRI MURGER

  • Opera in 4 acts

  • Run-time:  Approximately 3 hrs. with intermissions between acts 2/3 & 3/4

  • Sung in Italian with English supertitles - understand every word

  • La Bohème will be performed fully staged with orchestra, costumes, scenery and projections