Opera Las Vegas Logo

Coming to
La Bohème?

Get Directions →
  • APPROX. RUN TIME: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • PARKING: Ample free parking is available.
  • DRESS CODE: Casual evening wear/Come as you are
Download Latest Press Release
Download icon
25th Season Announcement

August 21, 2023 • Download →

25 seasons

(702) 263-6604
[email protected]
FAQ  →
Demonstrate your commitment to the arts, increase your recognition in the community, and gain exclusive access to the OLV’s benefits for company engagement and employee-client rewards.
  • Bravo Circle

    Join our 1st tier circle for cherished Friends of OLV.

    View Benefits →
  • The Operazzi

    Join our popular Young Career Club for 21-45 year-olds.

    View Benefits →
  • Encore Club

    Join our premium tier Encore Club for exclusive invitations and Lounge access.

    View Benefits →
  • Opera Angels

    Join the beloved ranks of our priceless volunteer supporters.

    Get Involved →
piano keys

Who’s Afraid of Opera?

Opera With Class

Performances restricted to in-school attendees.
Run Time

45 minutes


No intermission


English, Italian


Program Premiere: April 2016

Dress Code

Casual, Come as you Are

As part of its continuing Opera with Class outreach program, Opera Las Vegas is poised to offer Clark County Schools our annual Informance (information + performance) tour.  Young professional singers will perform selections from opera, operetta and musical theatre.

The Informance is designed to educate students in lyric theatre performance traditions, acquaint them with famous arias and duets, and to make the operatic art form accessible, with presentations in a style relevant to modern life.

Since many students likely will be experiencing opera for the first time, Jim Sohre, OLV General Director, will narrate and accompany a program that will include songs in English translation, as well as a classic aria in the original Italian - Quando m’en vo (Musetta’s Waltz Song) from Puccini’s masterpiece La Boheme.  Students will be taught how to appreciate the emotion and beauty of the original text – and the use of projected Surtitles in today’s performance customs.

Two arias from Verdi’s Rigoletto will be sung in English, and will be explored to learn how they establish and develop the musical personalities of the characters of the nefarious Duke and the innocent maiden Gilda.  Although opera was born in Italy, the French and Germans also soon claimed the compositional technique and will be represented by a sweet romantic duet from Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment and a flirtatious solo (My Dear Marquis) from Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (The Bat). 

Participants will learn about crossover talents, with trained opera singers performing On the Street Where You Live from the classically inspired Broadway show, My Fair Lady and Lonely House from a real hybrid classical-pop score, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene.

To introduce attendees to the composer Gioacchino Rossini, a duo will perform the charming Cat Duet, with its repeated “Meows” and a gentle send-up of operatic style.  

The Informance will conclude with a rousing Addio (Farewell, then) from Rigoletto followed by a Q&A.  Who’s Afraid of Opera? has a 35-45 minute running time, depending upon the length of the Q&A.

graduation-hatmenucross-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram