Washington National Opera Simulcasts Sunday Bohme to National Mall and 31 Schools Nationwide

Classic Arts News   Washington National Opera Simulcasts Sunday Bohme to National Mall and 31 Schools Nationwide
 
In what appears to be a first, Washington National Opera is presenting a live simulcast of its September 23 matinee of Puccini's La Bohme, transmitted direct from the Kennedy Center Opera House, to 31 educational institutions across the continental U.S.

An expansion of the company's annual simulcast to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this Bohme will also be screened — in high-definition video and audio, along the lines of the Metropolitan Opera's popular movie theater simulcasts — at two movie theaters in the D.C. area, five high schools and 26 colleges and universities from coast to coast. Among the participating schools are Princeton University, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Tulane University in New Orleans, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Washington at Seattle.

The performance is directed by Mariusz Trelinski and stars Adriana Damato as MimÐ, Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Hyung Yun as Marcello and Nicole Cabell as Musetta. Emmanuel Villaume conducts the Washington National Opera Orchestra and Chorus. The curtain rises at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

A key difference from the Met broadcasts is that admission to this Bohme is free. Washington National Opera is not charging the schools for the simulcast; the approximately $15,000 cost per institution will be covered by company trustees. Admission to the screenings may be open to the public or to students only, as determined by each individual school.

Anyone who's in D.C. on Sunday may, of course, go to the National Mall screening, for which no tickets are required.

Information on the presentation, with a complete list of locations, is available at www.dc-opera.org/experience/accessinitiatives.

The Washington National Opera's run of La Bohme opened on September 15 and continues, with two rotating casts, through September 30. Information and tickets are available at www.dc-opera.org.

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