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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
James Meena
Main Address:
1600 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204

La Boheme

Before the Broadway blockbuster Rent, Puccini brought the starving artist trope to exquisite life in La Bohème. Jonathan Larson’s musical about artists, squatting in squalor, was inspired by his love for Puccini’s opera. The characters in Rent are dying from AIDS. In La Bohème, it’s tuberculosis, the scourge of the 19th century.

Puccini created characters his audience could identify with. The young bohemians in Paris’s Latin Quarter in the mid-1800s were committed to their art, even if pursuing it meant living in poverty.

La Bohème offers a sympathetic, sentimental portrait of youthful optimism – even in the face of true tragedy. In the realm of love stories, nothing holds a candle to La Bohème.


130 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States


Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:00pm to Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:30pm