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Musetta in la Bohème Traverse City, Michigan

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la Bohéme at the Kohler

One of opera’s hottest rising young stars is performing la Bohéme for one night only in Traverse City.

Keith Miller, the Met’s bass-baritone, has sung in more than 200 performances on opera’s most prestigious stage. On Saturday, October 17 at 7 pm, he will grace the stage at Kohler Auditorium at St. Francis High School.

“Mr. Miller’s appearance here is an amazing honor and privilege,” said Scott Carter, a friend and former colleague of Miller’s who arranged the appearance to benefit the school’s music program. “It’s not often one gets to see a performer of this caliber live, even in New York City. For him to come to Traverse City is incredible.”

Opera News has hailed his “smoldering presence and sharp, booming delivery” and called him an “artist to watch.”

Joining Mr. Miller on stage is Mezzo-soprano Melissa Zapin, who has appeared at Carnegie Hall, and performed — at the specific request of Donald Trump — at the illustrious Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Tenor Alok Kumar rounds out the headliners. Mr. Kumar has appeared with numerous operas most frequently portraying leading roles in the operas of Bizet, Puccini and Verdi.

Tickets are on sale now for Saturday, October 17 for the 7 pm performance. General admission tickets are $25 and are available at For $10 more each, patrons are invited to a special post-concert afterglow that includes wines from Ciccone Vineyard and Winery as well as Tabone Orchard and Vineyards wines.

ORGANIZER: Traverse City St. Francis High School Music Department

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