CULTURE

‘La Boheme’ hits the stage in Thessaloniki

The bohemian life of 1830s Paris, where a group of young artists live for art and love, goes on stage in Giacomo Puccini’s opera, «La Boheme.» The popular work is currently running in an Opera of Thessaloniki production at the Theater of the Society for Macedonian Studies. «La Boheme,» which originally debuted in Turin’s Teatro Reggio under the direction of Arturo Toscanini in 1896, opened in Thessaloniki last Saturday, with additional performances set for tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. The production features the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the company’s ex-director, conductor Alkis Baltas. In Thessaloniki, the production is directed by Bruno Berger-Gorski, with set design by Daniel Dvorak, costumes jointly designed by Berger-Gorski and Dvorak, and lighting by Giorgos Tarkasis. The voices Alternating in the role of Mimi are sopranos Alexia Voulgaridou, Marina Vouloyianni and Antonia Kalogirou, while Neapolitan Andrea Cesare Coronella and Puerto Rican Edgardo Zayas take turns interpreting the poet Rodolfo. The Theater of the Society for Macedonian Studies is situated at 2 Ethnikis Amynis. For more information and tickets call 2310.288.000.