"LA BOHEME" (Abridged Version)
By: Iride Aparicio

Photos By: Kristen Locken

SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- LA BOHÉME, the very first opera that was presented by San Francisco Opera 100 years ago will be delivered again, but this time out of the Opera House, and taken to outdoor locations, through the Bay Area, each weekend. On March 24-26 it will come to Los Gatos. 

Boéme  Out of the Box is a free of charge event but requires registration, so to register at  is encouraged but not required. The admission is on a first-come, first served basis.

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The scenes of  La Boéme are marvelous. They will transport the  audience to Paris, Frances, allowing it to  take an imaginary trip to  the lively Café Momus, and even get acquainted with the  group or artists, painters and writers, who gather there. And for those who want to dance, they could join "Musetta's Waltz, and dance with a friend on the grass, to one of the most famous melodies in all opera history.

The performances of Boéme Out of the Box  play on a mobile stage. They run 75 minutes, with no intermission, and feature keyboard accompaniment. They opera is performed in Italian, but it provides the audience English dialogue Synopses. There are also English dialogue and Spanish Synopses librettos available at

The free performances also offer FREE Pre-Opera Talks to the audience, which are designed to guide the audience through key points of the story of the opera and its music. The talks will be offered in front of the stage, on the performance nights, 45 before the performances' ShowTime on Friday's  and Saturday's  evening performances. The Pre-Opera talks in Los Gatos will be led by Robert Hartwell.

For families with young children, there will be Free First Act Workshops 45 minutes before ShowTime at all Sunday matinees.
For complete information about each venue and for updates, visit

March 24-26, 2023 performance will be held at:
Los Gatos Library, 100 Villa Avenue, Los Gatos, 95030
seating will be on the lawn in front of the Los Gatos civic buildings, which include the Main Library, the Council Chambers, and New Museum Los Gatos, and audiences are encouraged to bring waterproof blankets to sit on because the lawn may be damp, or low camping chairs.  The Library is across the stop of the bus line 27 and there is a lot of street parking available. .

Pre-show activities:
Pre-Opera Talk Friday, March 24 (6:45 p.m.)
Pre-Pera Talk Saturday, March 25 (
First Act Workshop: Sunday March 26 (1:15 PM.)

Edward Graves (Rodolfo)                             Nicola Prinz (Musetta)

Performances Cast:
Friday, March 24 at 7:30 PM. Mikayla Sager (Mimi) Nikola Printz (Musetta) Edward Graves (Rodolfo), Yang Lin (Pianist)\                                                       
Saturday, March 25 at 7:30PM - Olivia Smith (Mimi) Arianna Rodriguez (Musetta) Victor Cardamone (Rodolfo) Marka Yasuda (Pianist)
Sunday, March 26. at 2pm. Mikaya Sager (Mimi), Nikola Printz (Musetta), Edward Graves (Rodolfo) Yand Lin (pianist)

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Yang Lin (Pianist)

Additional Casting for all performances:
Jongwon Han (Colline) Timothy Murray (Marcello) Phillip Skinner (Benoit/Alcidoro) Deaniel  Cilli Schaunard.
Stage Director: Jose Maria Condemi. Ryan O'steen (Set Supervisor) Justin Partier (Lighting Designer), Cassandra Carpenter (Costume coordinator)
San Francisco Opera is part ne ring with the Los Gatos Library, which connects its community to learning, culture and programming.

Please Note: in the event of rain and inclement weather, these outdoor performances may be cancelled or delayed. Please check updates at