Gulfshore Opera will be moving our Barbara B. Mann debut performance of La Bohème to Sunday, Jan. 24. This move gives producers a greater potential of achieving the full scale production originally intended. How Gulfshore Opera presents La Bohème will be dependent on CDC guidelines for safety of audience, artists, chorus and orchestra.
Gulfshore Opera makes La Bohème their debut production at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, just rescheduled for Jan. 24, 2021.
For this highly anticipated new production, Gulfshore Opera presents a fresh new look at this most famous of Puccini’s operas. Inspired by Van Gogh’s Cafe Terrace at Night, A vibrant young creative team from across the United States collaborated to bring this original design production of Puccini’s most loved grand opera to Southwest Florida.
Stage director Josh Shaw is named as one of Musical America’s Top 30 Innovators in Classical Music. Mr. Shaw has directed over 75 productions at companies across the USA. In describing this new production, director Josh Shaw explains, “La Bohème is a timeless story with themes as relevant today, as they were in the original setting. In the late 1880s Paris was filled with a concentration of larger than life artistic characters — Van Gogh, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others. In our production, we are imagining our bohemian lovers as moving in the same circles as the great Impressionist artists who rebelled against classical subject matter and embraced modernity, creating works that reflected the world in which they lived. The colorful style of Van Gogh offers a vibrant canvas on which to paint Puccini’s masterpiece in a heightened, but believable setting.”
All purchased tickets still held at the Barbara B. Mann box office will transfer to the new date. Contact BB Mann at 800-440-7469 or 239-481-4849, if you would like to receive reprinted tickets in the mail.