On Sunday, September 23rd, audiences from around the country will join with the matinee crowd at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House to witness the free live simulcast of La Boheme. This contemporary version of the opera, co-produced by the Washington National Opera and Poland’s Teatr Wielki, will be beamed to 19 colleges and high schools, to 2 theatres in the area, and to screens on the Mall. Quoting from today’s Washington Times feature: “It’s wonderful to bring to youth this opportunity,” [WNO General Director] Mr. [Placido] Domingo said, noting with a smile that a younger generation who saw “Rent” will have an opportunity to see its predecessor, Giacomo Puccini’s celebrated opera La Boheme. More about this unprecedented event here.
About Lorraine Treanor
Lorraine Treanor has been editor of DC Theatre Scene since 2006. She has produced plays and concerts in her hometown of Chicago, and twice in the Capital Fringe festival. Her daughter Nina Norris is an artist working in Chicago. Life’s a blast because she shares it with writer Tim Treanor.