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The Renaissance...a time of unprecedented artistry and invention. From this period, we got the Sistine chapel, the works of Da Vinci, Donatello, Raphael. The knowledge of great explorers such as Vespucci and Verrazzano. The science of Galileo, Fallopio, Tartaglia, and more.

Of course, during this great time came the rise of opera. Puccini, Verdi, and Monteverdi wove great tapestries of emotion from the twin threads of music and language. These great works of art made people across Europe laugh, fall in love, smile, cry, and rejoice. In effect, through their art, they became immortal. As legendary as any fictional hero you'd care to name.

Join us as we revel in the beauties that were birthed in that great period. Using modern technology for scenery and painstakingly translated captions so you can understand every single moment, our productions carry a level of understanding and technology previously unheard of in the opera industry. You will laugh, fall in love, smile, cry, and rejoice just as the people of the renaissance did hundreds of years ago.


Gianni Schicchi by Puccini and I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo

Gianni Schicchi, a one-act comic opera by Puccini. In a series of hilarious pranks, secret deals and one ridiculous plan…Gianni Schicchi succeeds in tricking a greedy family into making him rich and assuring a comfortable future of two young lovers.

I Pagliacci, a one-act opera by Leoncavallo, is a play-within-a-play, in which actors re-enact on the stage a situation that has impinged on their personal lives. Balancing humor, romance and darkly violent moods, I Pagliacci tells the story of an acting troupe led by a jealous man who is ultimately driven to murder his wife and her lover.

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Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center, 2525 W. Taylorsville Road (5400 South), Taylorsville, UT


  • Sat, February 11, 2023 at 7:00pm
  • Wed, February 15, 2023 at 7:00pm
  • Fri, February 17, 2023 at 7:00pm
  • Sun, February 19, 2023 at 3:00pm

Tickets are sold through ArtTix.

FREE - open to the public, friends and family, PIANO PERFORMANCES will take place in the lobby 45 minutes before each opera performance. Enjoy local pianist, from intermediate to advance playing on a 9 foot Steinway provided by Daynes Music.

FREE pre-show lecture "An insider's guide" inside the theater starting 1 hour prior to each opera performance.

La Bohéme

La Bohéme | Puccini

Love, money, illness, wealth, and poverty all collide in this tale of whirlwind romance and shocking tragedy.


  • Sat, September 9, 2023 at 7:00pm
  • Wed, September 13, 2023 at 7:00pm
  • Fri, September 15, 2023 at 7:00pm
  • Sun, September 17, 2023 at 3:00pm