La Boheme

To celebrate its 40th year of incorporation, FOPAC presented Puccini’s La Bohème on Saturday, June 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. This fully staged performance, a collaboration of members of The Concord Band, The Concord Orchestra, and The Concord Players, along with other friends of 51 Walden, was performed in Italian, with surtitles. The opera was conducted by Alan Yost.  Kathy Lague was stage director and Paula Eldridge was the chorus master. A children’s chorus rehearsed by Kathryn Denney  also participated in the opera.

Colline (Michael Prichard),  Marcello (Tim Wilfong),  Schaunard (Thomas Dawkins) and  Rodolfo (Ray Bauwens) conspire to avoid paying rent to the landlord Benoit ( Miles Rind), seated.

A lively Christmas Eve at the Cafe Momus
Excited children flock to Parpignol and his toy cart
Musetta (Sarah Vincelett) flirts…
…while Marcello (Tim Wilfong) sulks.
The cast bows to a sold-out audience

Pictures courtesy of R.W. Stegmaier, Photographer