It’s Christmas in July (and early June) when the San FranciscoOpera continues its 2017 Summer Season at the War Memorial Opera House with Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème.
Coinciding with city-wide celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love,” this revival of one of the greatest love stories in the operatic repertory will feature a brilliant cast.
We are especially keen on seeing American soprano Ellie Dehn, who sings the role of Musetta. She was last here at SFO seven years ago, and has since performed leading roles with Santa Fe Opera, the Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
Dehn's Musetta was recently applauded at Naples' Teatro di San Carlo and she also appeared as a guest on National Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the eight performances of La Bohème are scheduled for June 10 (7:30 p.m.), 15 (7:30 p.m.), 17 (7:30 p.m.), 20 (7:30 p.m.), 23 (7:30 p.m.), 25 (2 p.m.), 29 (7:30 p.m.); and July 2 (2 p.m.), 2017.