La Boheme

One Night Only

January 18, 2020 | 7 p.m.

Branscomb Auditorium

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.

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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

Derrek Stark


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Susan Hellman Spatafora


Susan’s Website

Rainelle Krause


Rainelle’s Website

Tyler Putnam


Tyler’s Website

Charles H. Eaton


Charles’s Website

Harry Greenleaf


Harry’s Website

Sean Christopher Stork


Sean’s Website
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La Boheme Sponsors

George W. Jenkins Fund within GiveWell Community Foundation

Hilda Sutton & William D. Blanton Foundation
Glenn W. & Hazelle Paxson-Morrison Foundation


GMF Structural | Gray Robinson, P.A.Heath Funeral Chapel & Crematory | OMS Group

CPS Investment Advisors

Transportation Sponsor:
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.

Imperial Symphony Orchestra

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra is committed to the high quality performance of symphonic music in order to educate, entertain and inspire audiences and enrich the lives of the people of Polk County and neighboring communities.

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