Tulsa Opera Opens Its 68th Season with "La Boheme"
Giacomo Puccini's "La Boheme" is, of course, the musically sumptuous tale of four young Parisienne bohemians and their loves and losses. (It's also, as many of us know, the basis for "Rent.") Tulsa Opera's 68th season gets underway this weekend with this popular opera. Karin Wolverton stars as Mimi, and Sony Music recording artist Nathan Granner (of "American Tenors" fame) makes his company and role debut as Rodolfo. We're joined on this edition of ST by Tulsa Opera's artistic director, and conductor for the production, Kostis Protopapas, who talks in detail about this opera. While most viewers will focus on the romantic dealings of the two protagonists, Protopapas says this opera is more about the youthful and solid friendships at the heart of the story (as is certainly the case with "Rent," as well). Tulsa Opera presents "La Boheme" tonight (Friday the 16th) at 7:30pm as well as Sunday the 18th at 2:30pm; both shows are in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center's Chapman Music Hall.