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La Bohème - Live in HD (DVD)
La Bohème (DVD)
Franco ZeffirelliÍs beloved production of Puccini's timeless opera of young love and loss stars the extraordinary Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì and Ramón Vargas as Rodolfo. Nicola Luisotti conducts the performance which was transmitted live in high definition to audiences internationally. Filmed in High Definition Widescreen.
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Release Date: 2008
Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Region: Region Free, Worldwide
The passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys
and sorrows of love and loss. World premiere: Teatro Regio, Turin, 1896. Met premiere: Los Angeles (on tour), November 9, 1900.
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
The libretto sets the action in Paris, circa 1830. This is not a random setting, but rather reflects the issues and concerns of a particular time when, following the upheavals of revolution and war, French artists had lost their traditional support base of aristocracy and church. The story centers on self-conscious youth at odds with mainstream society—a Bohemian ambience that is clearly recognizable in any modern urban center.
With more than 1200 performances, La Bohème is the most frequently staged opera at the Met.
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