Artists & Casting

Artists

Boheme associates with several of Manhattan’s prestigious artist management agencies, and presents many of the emerging stars of opera’s national circuit.   Exciting debuts have dotted Boheme’s history from the very start, with remarkable careers thus blossoming:  baritones Mark Delavan, Daniel Sutin and Constantinos Yiannoudes; tenors Allan Glassman, Antonio Nagore and Benjamin Warschawski; sopranos Paula Delligatti, Lorraine Ernest, Adina Aaron, Othalie Graham and Olga Chernisheva; and mezzos Grace Echauri and Mika Shigematsu; among others.  Legendary 20th century artists from the Metropolitan Opera have graced Boheme’s stage and have collaborated in gala and special events, including bass Jerome Hines, tenor Franco Corelli, sopranos Licia Albanese and Roberta Peters.

About the four stars of our Richardson Concert on Jan 15, performing “Love’s Music from the Opera Stage”:

KRISTIN K. VOGEL – Soprano

Ms. Vogel is a nationally known soprano who has performed to rave reviews on opera stages throughout the United States.  Her starring roles include Nedda in I Pagliacci, both Donna Anna and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, and for Boheme Opera NJ, as Marguerite in Faust and as Pamina in Magic Flute.  She has also starred in a number of operetta and Gilbert & Sullivan performances.

 

 RYU-KYUNG KIM – Mezzo Soprano

Ms. Kim is a native of Korea and has delighted audiences world-wide with a blend of dark luscious voice and powerful stage presence.  Ms. Kim has starred as Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, Brangane in Tristan und Isolde, Flora in La Traviata, and for Boheme Opera NJ as Maddalena in Rigoletto.  She has also performed as a concert and oratorio soloist internationally and in the United States.

WON WHI CHOI – Tenor

Mr. Choi also is a native of Korea whose current season includes the roles of Rodolfo in La Boheme, Edgardo in Lucia Di Lammermoor and the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto.  His past leading roles include Hoffman in Tales of Hoffman, Alfredo in La Traviata and Don Jose in Carmen.  He has also performed internationally as a concert and oratorio soloist.

GUSTAVO AHUALLI – Baritone

Mr. Ahualli, is a native of Argentina who has delighted audiences throughout the world with his rich, powerful voice.  His leading roles include Escamillo in Carmen, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Enrico in Lucia Di Lammermoor, the title role in Don Giovanni, both the Count and Figaro in Marriage of Figaro, both Marcello and Schaunard in La Boheme, Figaro in Barber of Seville and many Verdi baritone roles.

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CAST OF LA BOHEME:

  • Mimi – Erica Strauss
  • Rodolfo – Benjamin Warschawski
  • Musetta – Sunji Kim
  • Marcello – Eric Dubin
  • Schaunard – Charles Schneider
  • Collilne – Martin Hargrove
  • Benoit/Alcindoro – Edward Bogusz

Boheme Opera Orchestra & Chorus                                                                      Children’s Chorus assembled from Princeton’s                                                             Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

Stage Director – Eric Gibson      Conductor – Joseph Pucciatti                                                              Digital Set Designer – J. Matthew Root              Lighting Designer – Mike Voytko                             Costume Designer – Kathryn Slothower             Wig/Makeup/Hair Designer – Patricia Del Sordo        Technical Consultant – Jason Milstein

 

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