Written by Syed Ali
On the last week of October, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts presented the famed opera: La Bohème, composed by Giacomo Puccini. The opera and scene moved the audience to tears with its storytelling and music.
The stage held the orchestra underneath and the cast above, with stage props and lighting complementing the drama invoked by the music. The playful use of props made the opera feel more lifelike, especially in the beginning where Rodolfo and his friends (some of the main characters) casually swapped their red blanket and chairs. The characters relationships were portrayed from their singing and physical interactions; their expressions, movement, and voice inflection showed how they felt.