7.30pm, Saturday 18th April 2015
All Saints Church, West Dulwich
Music Director - Kelvin Lim
Director - Joanne Boniface
Designer - Nina Dunn
Mimí - Loretta Hopkins
Rodolfo - Gediminas Varna
Musetta - Honey Rouhani
Marcello - James Schouten
Schaunard - David Fletcher
Colline - Matthew Tomko
Benoit/Alcindoro - Graham Stone
Parpignol - Laurence Panter
Dulwich Opera Company Chorus
Dulwich Opera Company Children's Chorus
Sung in Italian with English surtitles, and with piano accompaniment.
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Music rehearsals, La bohème
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We were delighted to present our debut production of Puccini's La bohème to a sold-out audience at All Saints Church, West Dulwich.
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Classical Diary audience reviews
Kelvin Lim trained at the Royal College of Music and has worked for companies including ENO, ROH, Glyndebourne, Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera, Longborough Festival, Mid-Wales Opera, Diva Opera, Opera Project, RAM, Mastersingers, Bampton Classical, & Dorset Opera.
Kelvin has been Chorus Master for Opera Holland Park, assistant conductor for Co-Opera-Co, and Musical Director for Opera Scenes at RAM, English Opera Singers, Opera Brava, Bampton Classical and Central School of Speech and Drama. He was repetiteur for Opera Genesis at Royal Opera House and is official accompanist for the Wagner Society, being the first UK pianist awarded the Bayreuth Bursary Prize.
Joanne Boniface is a professional freelance director with experience of working in some of the most prestigious venues in the country. She is also Artistic Director of Head Space Theatre Company, a company dedicated to to producing work that challenges and extends both knowledge and imagination and pushes the boundaries of reality. Joanne also has experience of working with youth theatre companies.
Nina Dunn runs her own studio as a Video and Projection designer. Her theatrical work includes projection design for Glyndebourne Festival’s ‘Hippolyte et Aricie‘, ‘Faust’ at the Mariinsky Theatre, working with Ian Galloway; Puccini’s ‘La Bohème’ (WNO), Wagner’s ‘The Flying Dutchman’ (ENO); Lloyd Webber’s 'Phantom Of The Opera' (UK Tour); ‘Aida’ (Raymond Gubbay, RAH); 'Cleopatra' (Northern Ballet), Ibsen’s ‘Emperor and Galilean‘ in a new version by Ben Power (National Theatre) and the Mariinsky Theatre’s recent production of Britten’s opera, 'A Midummer Night's Dream’, which won the Zolotoy Sofit award for Best Opera and was shortlisted for 7 Golden Mask Awards.