THE IMPERIAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
One Night Only
January 18, 2020 | 7 p.m.
Robert Davis Performing Arts Center at Florida Southern College
The ISO’s annual opera production welcomes opera professionals to Lakeland for a two-week rehearsal and performance schedule, including special workshops for students.
Giacomo Puccini’s timeless story of love and loss, La Boheme presents young, near-destitute artists in 1830’s Paris. Marcello, Rodolfo, Colline, Schaunard and of course the lovely Mimi, transport the audience into their Latin Quarter garret where the share the joys of love, the loneliness of life and the tragedy of death.
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Guiseppe Giacosa
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
James Caraher, conductor
Mark Thomsen, director
Greg Sale, producer
Musicians from the Imperial Symphony Orchestra
Featuring the Florida Southern Opera Theatre Chorus and Lakeland Opera Community Chorus
La Boheme Cast
Susan Hellman Spatafora
Charles H. Eaton
Sean Christopher Stork
La Boheme Sponsors
George W. Jenkins Fund within GiveWell Community Foundation
Hilda Sutton & William D. Blanton Foundation
Glenn W. & Hazelle Paxson-Morrison Foundation
CPS Investment Advisors
Regal Honda, Chevrolet, Kia, Acura and GMC Truck
Support for rehearsal and performance space provided through the City of Lakeland Cultural Activities Fund • Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture • Supported in part through a partnership with Florida Southern College Department of Music
La Boheme is made possible through marketing support provided by Visit Central Florida through the Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee of the Tourist Development Council.
As guests of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, you are also guests of the beautiful city of Lakeland. There are many interesting restaurants and places to stay near the ISO’s performance venues.