THE IMPERIAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
One Night Only
January 18, 2020 | 7 p.m.
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. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
La Boheme Cast
Susan Hellman Spatafora
Join the Opera Chorus
Each year, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra Opera Committee produces a fully-staged opera with professional leads, professional artistic staff, professional orchestra and lots of students and community members – like you! During the first two weeks of January, everyone works to stage and costume the performance with a single performance on the third Saturday of January.
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Chorus Master: Dr. Beth Gibbs, Florida Southern College
Community Chorus Rehearsal Leader: Greg Sale
Performance: January 18, 2020 @ 7 p.m.
The chorus will rehearse on stage January 6-16. Weekday rehearsals are typically from 7 – 8 p.m.
La Boheme Sponsors
George W. Jenkins Fund within GiveWell Community Foundation
Hilda Sutton & William D. Blanton Foundation
Glenn W. & Hazelle Paxson-Morrison Foundation
The Interesting Conversations Company
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
A Night at the Opera 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.
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