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Koger Center for the Arts

The Palmetto Opera presents La Bohéme


The Palmetto Opera presents La Bohéme
Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 4:00 p.m.


La Bohéme will be at the Koger Center for the Arts for one performance only on Sunday, May 23, 2021 for a special 4:00 pm matinee.

A classic tale of tragic romance, Puccini's La Bohéme is one of the most famous operas ever written. It follows the unforgettable story of two young bohemian lovers in 19th century Paris. When young poet Rodolfo meets seamtress Mimi, it's love at first sight. But faced with the cruel realities of poverty and ill health, will the flame that burns between them flicker and die? Or will the timeless strength of their youthful passion withstand every trial that life can throw at them?

Puccini's sweeping story of young bohemians struggling to fulfill their dreams and find true love contains some of the most beloved music in all of opera. La Bohéme is frequently referenced in popular culture - from the Academy Award-winning movie Moonstruck to the Tony-winning musical Rent - making the story and its music instantly recognizable. Comedy, romance, and tragedy combine in one of the best-loved operas of all time.

Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 25-minute intermission.
Sung in Italian with projected English supertitles.

There are strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place to protect our patrons, performers, staff, and volunteers. Seating will be socially distanced. Every other row in the theater will be empty and seating is ONLY sold in pairs and singles. There will be three empty seats between each pair of occupied seats.

To keep you safe The Koger Center has instituted the following rules:

  • The Lobby will only open 45 minutes before the event.
  • To maintain social-distancing we have spread out the arrival of patrons. 
    Please arrive:
  • 30 minutes prior to curtain for Grand Tier or Balcony seating.
  • 15 minutes prior to curtain for Orchestra level seating.Patrons will be seated immediately upon entering the lobby.  
  • NOTE:  Tickets are grouped for social distance.
  • Your ticket indicates your seat row and number and once inside the auditorium guests must stay in their assigned row and seat.
  • Face Coverings Must Be Worn inside the Koger Center at all times. (Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear masks.)
  • No food or beverages allowed inside the Koger Center except bottled water.
  • Please do not attend if in the 14 days prior to the event you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. In all of these cases, tickets are fully refundable, right up until show time.  Call 803-777-5112.