Local Opera Company Puts Unique Spin on World's Most Popular Opera

Opera Company returns to its Westerly, RI roots with a special Opera in the Round production 

Westerly, RI – Salt Marsh Opera returns to the George Kent Performance Hall with a unique presentation of the world’s most popular opera Saturday, September 22 at 7:00 pm.

This one-night only “Opera in the Round” unfolds around audience members, providing a unique experience of Puccini’s masterpiece La bohème. Instead of watching the story develop onstage, opera-goers will be a part of the action as it comes to life around them. Parisian picnic baskets allow the audience to eat, drink and be merry as the friends celebrate their fleeting taste of happiness, then march with them into the streets of Paris at the Climax of Act II.

“We’re very excited to bring La bohème to our Rhode Island and Connecticut supporters, especially our Opera in the Round production in Westerly! Presenting an interactive experience and immersing the audience in 19th-Century Paris is going to be almost as much fun for us as it will be for them!” – Simon Holt, Artistic Director.

Each fall, Salt Marsh Opera stages an exciting mainstage production like La bohème. These performances help fund Kids Love Opera!, an educational outreach program delivered to over 5,000 elementary and middle school children in Rhode Island and Connecticut this year alone.

Tickets for this special, one-night event are available starting at $35 for balcony seating. For seats “in the round,” please review the seating chart at www.saltmarshopera.org/shows-and-events/ before calling the box office at (860) 535-0753.  

Based in Stonington, CT, Salt Marsh Opera was founded in 2000 by a dozen friends who loved the performing arts. Their passion and commitment to opera took form in a non-profit organization dedicated to heightening appreciation for the Arts, preserving artistic culture in local communities and creating first-class, professional productions. For more information, internship or volunteer opportunities, visit www.saltmarshopera.org.