When: March 2-13th
Where: Alameda Elks Lodge Ballroom, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda CA
What: You are invited to join Island City Opera as they present La Boheme, the romance between a poor poet and struggling seamstress. The rendition, taking place in early-1800s Paris, will be performed at the Alameda Elk's Lodge in original Italian (attendants will be provided with English supertitles). Written by Giacomo Puccini, La Boheme is one of the world's most popular operas, capturing hearts with its interpretations of romance, jealousy, and poverty.
Tickets range between $25 and $55. To purchase them, click this link: http://ow.ly/YYd69. Proceeds from the night benefit Island City Opera, whose mission is to "present the highest quality opera, advance the careers of talented artists and encourage love of the art" by providing Alameda with great opera. In addition to other events, such as their annual Opera in the Park and Garden Party Concert & Auction, the group also often performs Rigolletto, the "tale of lost innocence and the tragedy of vengeance," performed in January.
The show is directed by Ellen St. Thomas, conducted by Robert Ashens and Jonathan Khuner. Lighting and costumes are provided by Elle Ghini and Joy Graham. An hour before each show, Island City Opera's Anchor Society provides a lecture on the opera.
To find out more about them, click here: http://islandcityopera.org/