New production of La Bohème: Co-production between Teatro Colón and Auditorio de Tenerife

After having performed at the historic reopening of the Theater in May 2010, the most represented opera in the world returns to the stage in a co-production between the Teatro Colón and Opera of Tenerife



In its 50th performance, Puccini’s classic returns to the Argentine Coliseum , in a co-production between the Teatro Colón and the Ópera de Tenerife, which will travel to Montevideo next year and in 2020 to the Canarian stage. He will have the musical direction of the maestro Joseph Colaneri – musical director since 2013 of the Glimmerglass Opera Festival of the state of New York – who will be in charge of the Stable Orchestra of the Teatro Colón. The stage direction will be of the Italian Stefano Trespidi, current artistic director of the Arena of Verona.


Premiered at the Teatro Regio in Turin in 1896, La Bohème is one of the most performed operas in the world. Tells the story of the four bohemians who live on the edge of misery and who suffer and enjoy for love, with the Brazilian Attala Ayan, Mariana Ortiz, Fabián Veloz and a great cast, the Stable Orchestra and Choir and the Children’s Choir of the Theater Columbus will give life to this opera.


He has been the musical director since 2013 of the Glimmerglass Opera Festival in New York. He debuted at the Metropolitan in 2000 with La bohème, where he later led Luisa Miller, Tosca, Don Pasquale, L’Italiana in Algeri, Nabucco, Falstaff, Il trittico, L ‘elisir d’amore and Norma. He also worked regularly at the New York City Opera where he directed The Barber of Seville, La Bohème, Carmen, Rigoletto, Tosca, La traviata and The Merry Widow, in addition to directing the world premiere Esther of Hugo Weisgalland the American premiere of Kinkakuji: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Toshiro Mayuzumi. In 2009 he directed theproduction of ToscaLuc Bondy which included the HD broadcast and the EMI DVD. At the Opéra Den Norske in Oslo, he directed Robert Carsen’s version of La fanciulla del West. He was artistic director of the West Australian Opera in Perth, where he conducted Otello, Il trovatore, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, La traviata and The Barber of Seville. This year he conducted Gianni Schicchi and L’enfant et les sortilèges for the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy in Japan, directed The Barber of Seville and The Cunning Fox in the Glimmerglass Festival, and Mefistofele de Boito in the MET.


He began his training at the Fondazione Arena di Verona. He attended the course of direction and staging at the Academy of Arts and Crafts of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, which culminated with the setting of Giulio Sabino at the Alighieri Ravenna Theater. He worked with directors such as Giancarlo Del Monaco, Hugo de Ana, Pierluigi Pizzi, Gilbert Deflo, Graham Vick and Denis Krief. Since 2002 he has collaborated with all the new productions and replacements of Franco Zeffirelli’s operas, such as Aida, Madama Butterfly and La traviata, which he presented in 2017 at the Teatro Colón. He worked in Europe, America and the Orient in theaters such as Massimo di Palermo, operas in Lausanne, Marseille, Opéra Comique in Paris, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Baluarte in Pamplona, ​​Maggio Musicale in Florence, Municipal Theater of San Pablo, Tokyo International Forum Japan, National Theater of Croatia, Mihailovsky Theater of St. Petersburg, Campoamor Theater of Seville, Sao Carlos Theater of Lisbon and Ravenna Festival, among others. He staged the Stazione Crucis de Liszt in the cathedral of Verona and, in 2007, the opening event of the second National Ecclesiastical Conference at the Verona Arena. In 2006 he collaborated with the RAI in the TV show of Troilo y Crésida, directed by Luca Ronconi. He is currently artistic director of the Verona Arena.


This Saturday, October 20 atpm the Teatro Colón invites you to enjoy La Bohème on the giant screen of the Plaza del Teatro Colón (Viamonte and Cerrito). The function can also be seen through the website