South High School will present La Bohème on April 12 and April 13. (Contributed photo)

South High School’s 54th Annual Opera Scheduled For April 12-13

The Great Neck South High School Music Department will proudly present Puccini’s La Bohème on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Ruel E. Tucker Auditorium, 341 Lakeville Road. This production continues South High School’s 54-year tradition of presenting a fully staged and costumed opera, accompanied by an orchestra. Students will perform in the original language with English supertitles.

A classic tale of tragic romance, La Bohème is a great opera for beginners and regulars alike. It’s an unforgettable story of two young, bohemian lovers in Paris. When young poet Rodolfo meets seamstress Mimì, it’s love at first sight. But faced by 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 and tribulation that life can throw at them? With a great love story comes a beautiful score, including arias like “Musetta’s Waltz” and “Yes, they call me Mimì” (Si, mi chiamano Mimì).

This opera production is under the musical direction of Dr. Janine Robinson, vocal music teacher; conducted by Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head; and directed by Robert Stivanello.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, and $10 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased online in advance at, or purchased at the door on the night of the performance. There will be open seating for both performances.

For more information, contact Mr. Schwartz at 516-441-4851 or [email protected].

—Submitted by the Great Neck
Public School District

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