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Join Ivy Over-Fifty Singles for LaBoheme

  • 04/09/2014
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • AMC Theater, 2nd floor, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. Friendship Heights, Washington, D.C. (at the intersection of Western and Wisconsin Avenues, NW)
Ivy Over-Fifty Singles Invites you to a Metropolitan Opera “simulcast encore” presentation of La Bohème.
Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème is a four-act opera based on bohemian life in Paris in the 1830s.  It was first performed in Turin in 1896.  This Met presentation will be conducted by: Stefano Ranzani; cast includes:

Mimì:                    Anita Hartig
Musetta:               Jennifer Rowley
Rodolfo:                Vittorio Grigolo
Marcello:               Massimo Cavalletti
Schaunard:            Patrick Carfizzi
Colline:                  Nicolas Testé
Benoit/Alcindoro:     Philip Cokorinos

Pre-Opera Activity:  Meet at 4:45pm for drinks and a light supper at Chadwicks‘s (now called Chad’s), at 5247 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C (cross street is Jenifer St., NW).  Reservations will be in Sheila Macdonald’s name.  From Chad’s, it is a half block walk to the theater.        

Opera show time: 6:30pm, running time 3:25   

Theater meeting time:  6:00-6:15pm in the AMC theater foyer

Tickets:   To obtain a ticket please first e-mail Jon Van Winkle  and let him know if you will be coming to dinner or just the opera,  Then send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, with a check for $21.13 made out to IO-FS to -

Jon Van Winkle, 3801 Saul Road, Kensington, MD  20895    (301) 933-0833

Transportation:  Nearest Metro stop is RED LINE, Friendship Heights station (exit Jenifer Street)

Parking:   Street parking is difficult.  On week nights most meters last just two (2) hours, though there are some meters that provide more time (Woodmont Lot, Lot behind The Farm Women’s Market).  Opera length is 3 hours, 25 minutes.  If parking in the Mazza Gallerie basement, one can have a ticket stamped at the AMC ticket counter for a three (3) hour show which will reduce your lot exit payment to $2.00, or stamped for five (5) hour show, which will reduce your lot exit payment to $5.00.  BUT IFYOU ARE OVER EITHER TIME LIMIT BY A SECOND YOU WILL PAY THE FULL AMOUNT which can be over $12.00.  Other parking garages and lots are quite expensive as well.  There are some other options so please call Jon at (301) 933-0833.     

Questions about IO-FS call IO-FS president, Jon Van Winkle at 301-933-0833       

For info on IO-FS interest groups email:  Bridge,; chamber music concerts; movie/dinner evenings
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