La Bohème (Blu-ray)

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La Bohème (Blu-ray)
Artists: Antonio Pappano, Florian Sempey, Giacomo Puccini, Jeremy White, Luca Tittoto
Format: NTSC
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Opus Arte
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2018
Run Time: 122 minutes

A penniless poet, a young seamstress, and a lost key: Puccini's passionate opera tells the story of a captivating romance set against the background of 19th-century Paris. The luscious score, with its soaring melodies and rich orchestration, brings to life the relationships between Rodolfo, Mimì and their friends, the painter Marcello and fiery Musetta.

Acclaimed director Richard Jones stages a fresh and intelligent new production of one of the worlds most popular operas, conducted by The Royal Operas Music Director, Antonio Pappano. Extra features on this release include Antonio Pappano speaking about the music as well as a Cast Gallery. A startlingly new production (The Independent) fresh, beautiful, and intelligent (The Daily Telegraph) Car is so good at the sudden bursts of lyricism (The Art Desk)

History

One of the most popular operas of all time, Puccini’s La Bohème premiered at Turin’s Teatro Regino in 1896. The work, renowned for its beautiful arias and emotional intensity, opens in the Parisian garret of a group of young artists and writers. This is where the poet Rodolfo meets his neighbor Mimì, who knocks on the door and asks to borrow a candle. Thus begins a fateful – and unforgettable – relationship as the two struggle to sustain their love against the challenges of poverty, jealousy and physical decline.

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