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Arguably one of the most famous operas of all time, Puccini’s La Bohème inspired the 1996 rock musical, RENT, and continues to thrill audiences today.

Set in Paris sometime during 1846-47, a group of young bohemians struggle to make ends meet. During the cold winter, a torrid romance is kindled between the poet Rodolfo and the beautiful seamstress Mimi, but love is not the only thing lurking in the city; tragedy and sadness await them all.

This beautiful tale of love and loss is sure to touch everyone’s heart with arias like “Che gelida manina” and “Si, mi chiamano Mimi,” and of course, Musetta’s famous waltz, “Quando m’en vò.” Get your tickets before they waltz away! Our production Features a unique set designed and built by Wes Hanson, with stage direction by JJ Hudson and will be conducted by Jay Dean.

“For those who may not be experienced opera goers, La Bohème is the perfect opera with which to start. The story is passionate and the music is some of the most beautiful music you will ever hear. Puccini was a master at writing music that touches the heart, and never gets old, no matter how many times you hear it.”

— JAY DEAN, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR

Cast Principals & Ensemble

Click on photos for info about each performer…

Mimi- Ashley Bell

Rodolfo- Michael Boley

Musetta-Michelle Lange

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Marcello- Travis Sherwood

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Alcindoro/Benoit- Alex Adams-Leytes

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Schaunard- Andre Chiang

Colline- Stefanos Koroneos

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Parpignol- Adam Meshejian

Mississippi Opera Chorus

(In Alphabetical Order)

Mary Atchley, Curt Ayers, Eric Botto, Sherry Boyer, Kyle Conn, Haley Cox , Grace Denton , Faith Dixon, Isabel Dondero, Jake Everly, Vee Govan, Margaret Grantham, Walt Herrington, Tiffany Johnson,

Julian Jones, Michaela Lambert, Ta'Mari Lloyd, Michael McClary, Jerry Morgan, Shawn Morgan, Anastasia Osborne, Robert Perry, Chuck Runyan, Olivia Russell , Josh Sewell, Fred Shirley, Grace Smith,

Suzanne Starkey. Derrick Truss, Demi Vanderwerff, Olivia Vaughn, Randy Walker, Aaron Walker, Rene Young