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From the Studio: La Bohème Preview with Opera CDA and the Spokane Symphony

Anticipating the festivities to come next week, Verne invited musicians to visit the studio from Opera Coeurd'Alene's upcoming production of Puccini's famous opera La Bohème.  Singers Elizabeth Caballero, Mark Walters, and Eric Margiore were joined by pianist Juliana Witt and directors Aaron St. Clair Nicholson and Eckart Preu to talk about the opera as well as perform a couple arias/duets for us.  This performance of La Bohème is a joint production between Opera CDA and the Spokane Symphony, and it is the symphony's featured work for the fourth concert in their Classics series.  This will be La Bohème as you've never seen it and will require creative staging between the singers and orchestra due to the small nature of the pit at the Fox theater.

Performances of La Bohème will be on Saturday, November 21st at 8:00pm and Sunday, November 22nd at 3:00pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.