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Charles Murdock Lucas – La bohème


    Set 50 years in the future, Paris is facing social upheaval, climate crisis, and rumors of war. A small group of artists make their home in the beating heart of the city-a converted storage shed atop a building. The surrounded is defined by a mirror as cold as winter, beautiful and terrible. The scenic environment in this international collaboration between an American director, an American scene designer, Korean costume and lighting designers was born out of the question: what will the world look like to the poor in a future Bohemian Paris? This is a world where the cities are driven to bitter cold by a climate crisis, and cause bitter social unrest and war which leads to massive population shifts that re-shape the world. This production strips the idealized romance of this opera away, and yet the small lit candle of love between two people gives the Bohemians a reason to press on.

    Production Credits

    Daejeon Arts Center

    Composer – Giacomo Puccini
    Lyricist – Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

    Director – Stephen Carr
    Conductor – Hee Jun Choi

    Scene Design – Charles Murdock Lucas
    Costume Design
    – Hwan Kim
    Lighting Design – Jeong Hoon

    Actors featured in Photos

    Gong Byung-woo
    Kim Jae-hyung
    Heo Jong-hoon
    Hong Joo-young
    Alfred Kim
    Ji-Min Park
    Seok Sang-geun
    Jeon Seung-hyun
    Im Woo-Taek
    Jang Yu-ri

    Photography – Charles Murdock Lucas