WESTFIELD, NJ - On Saturday March 5, at 7 p.m., the New Jersey Festival Orchestra season continues with Bohemian Rhapsody, The Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert featuring a full presentation of Puccini’s La Boheme, sung in Italian with supertitles, acted and in costume.

No opera can equal the passion, romance and tragedy of La Boheme. This perennial favorite about love and loss that inspired Rent and many other contemporary shows is surely one of Puccini’s most glorious works.

With its real characters and powerful emotion, this story of doomed love gave Puccini full rein to unleash his most magnificent music and most beautiful arias including Che gelida manina (What a cold little hand), Si, mi chiamano Mimi  (Yes, they call me Mimi), and O soave fanciulla (Oh lovely girl). From the rapturous celebrations of café Momus to the tender intimacy of the artists’ garret, you will be drawn into the unfolding action where passion and spectacle mix with despair and ultimate tragedy.

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A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses joins NJFO to present this magnum opus that will not leave a dry eye in the house.

Saturday, March 5, 2016, at 7pm   
The Presbyterian Church, Westfield, NJ

Tickets  $26 | $48 | $60 | $75 | students $13

For tickets and information call 908 232 9400 or go to www.njfestivalorchestra.org.