Founded in 1981 as a musicians guild, the Boheme organization evolved into a professional opera production company in 1989. Its name derived not from Puccinis poignant opera, but rather from his own Boheme Club founded in Lucca, Italy in the 1890s; its members were composers, musicians, painters, and poets who met together frequently.
Boheme Opera stages operatic productions, and educates students and as much of the regional public as possible to the world of opera. The company serves an important stepping stone role for young singers building major careers, while inviting roster singers from high-level opera companies to star in roles which they may never yet have had the opportunity to perform.
Boheme Opera is the resident company at the 1800-seat Patriot Auditorium in the Trenton War Memorial, a historic landmark that earlier featured world-renowned performers such as Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, Kirsten Flagstad, and Marian Anderson.