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Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
23 Nov 2015 - 5 May 2016
The Metropolitan Opera's production of La Boheme, Puccini's masterpiece of emotional manipulation, is like any institution: it transcends the people, good or bad, who move through it
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Franco Zefferelli presents a magnificent cast starring Angela Gheorghiu as the frail Mimi, with Ramon Vargas taking on the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo in his iconic production of this Puccini favorite. Innovative young conductor Nicola Luisotti oversees a glorious vocal ensemble that proves once again why this opera is the most performed at the Met.
A four-act tragedy, the story delves into 1830s Paris where a group of struggling artists live in destitute slum conditions, yet are determined to celebrate love in all its simple glory. When Rodolfo helps his pretty neighbour Mimi to find her keys in the dark, their hands touch, and attraction flares within them.
The story then moves on over the course of a few months, where Mimi is found to be terminally ill from consumption; despite having broken up, Rodolfo cares for her deeply, and is heartbroken to hear that she is dying. He carries her upstairs to his couch and caresses her, as she slips away in his arms.
Opening night: 23 November 2015
Booking through until: 5 May 2016
May not be suitable for younger audiences
Two hours and 55 minutes
Sung in Italian with English Met Titles. There are no performances of La Boheme scheduled for February and March 2016.
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