School of Music to Present La Boheme
October 29, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music will present the
opera La Boheme at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Performances will take place
in Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington). The event is
free and open to the public.
La Boheme was composed by Giacomo Puccini and premiered in Turin, Italy in 1896. The four-act
opera is based on Henri Murger’s novel Scenes de la vie de Boheme. The plot revolves around a group of artists in Paris circa 1830 and focuses on the
tragic tale of love between Rodolfo, a poet, and Mimi, a poor seamstress. The students
will perform an English adaptation of the opera.
For additional information, contact the School of Music office at (309) 556-3061.
Cast Members: Paul Cochran (Rodolfo), Jonathan Smith (Rodolfo understudy), Dan Megli (Marcello),
Michael Hansen (Marcello understudy), Natalie Cummings* and Angela Born** (Mimi),
Brittany Schmutzler* and Alli Crain** (Musetta), Matt Skibo (Schaunard), Stefan Riley
(Colline), Andy LoDolce (Alcindoro)
*performing on Friday, Nov. 13
**performing on Sunday, Nov. 15
Chorus: Melissa Adamson, Cassidy Campbell, Rachel Carreras, Cassie Coglianese, Stephanie
Cesaroni, Alyson Golladay, Holly Haines, Erick Henderson, Marissa Jones, Justyn Jost,
Hannah McCoy, Meagan Melloy, Peter Moeller, Joe Mureillo, Hanna Pristave, Stephanie
Rosenbaugh, Nicole Schneider, Lauren Timmons, Suzanne Whitney, Ryan Woodall
Director: Bob Mangialardi
Music Director/accompanist: Susan Klotzbach
Contact: Kristin Fields, ’12, (309) 556-3181