Young Professionals Performance – La bohème


Maestro Christofer Macatsoris leads the AVA Opera Orchestra

Jeffrey Buchman, director

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Join us for a Night at the Opera…

We invite Philadelphia’s young professionals (ages 45-and-under) to an exclusive, one-night only performance of Puccini’s La bohème before it opens to the public! After previous two sold-out Young Professionals performances, we are thrilled to be hosting another Night at the Opera event. See photos from previous events here. Young Professionals are invited to attend at a very special price – tickets to this performance are just $25.

The AVA Young Professional ticket includes:


  • Where: Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • When: Thursday, April 28, 2022. Performance begins at 7:30 PM
  • Tickets: One ticket for $25 (regular AVA opera tickets are $68). Order tickets online or call AVA at 215-735-1685.

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Looking to dine before the performance? We recommend the following restaurants:


Throughout AVA’s 87 year history, Puccini’s masterpiece has been presented ten times, and alumni have gone to perform in La bohème around the world. The world’s most beloved opera returns to the AVA stage this season, performed by our award-winning Resident Artists. The story of love and loss against the backdrop of some of the most familiar and lush melodies in opera is sure to delight audiences. See the opera that inspired Jonathan Larson’s Rent!

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

There will be two intermissions.


AVA Young Professionals is a community of young professionals based in the Greater Philadelphia area who celebrate a mutual love of music through networking and social gatherings, exclusive receptions, and cultural events. Click here for more information on AVA’s Young Professionals. Young Professionals is AVA’s ongoing effort to introduce new, younger audiences to opera and to make this art form more accessible.


AVA is joining performing arts organizations across the nation in requiring that our visitors and audience members provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend all indoor public performances and events at AVA. Proof of negative COVID-19 tests will not be accepted, with the exception of children under the age of 12; children under 12 will be required to show a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the event. Further, AVA will adhere to the guidelines regarding proof of vaccination set forth by all venues that host AVA performances.  Masking may be required based on the mandates set forth by the City of Philadelphia and we encourage our visitors and audience members to bring masks with them for all AVA performances.  This policy is subject to change based upon guidance from the CDC and local health authorities.


This performance is generously sponsored by Charlotte Watts