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Metropolitan Opera - La Boheme

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Closed December 13, 2018

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

New York Times

Why See Metropolitan Opera - La Boheme?

Classical & Opera

FRANCO ZEFFERELLI'S STUNNING PRODUCTION

Franco Zefferelli's spectacular production returns to the Met once more. Since its premiere in 1896, La Boheme has grown into one of the most beloved operas in the world, with only Puccini's other masterwork Madama Butterfly rivaling it for sheer popularity. This staging is split between two casts, and conducted by James Gaffigan.

WHAT IS LA BOHEME ABOUT?

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.

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Dates

Opening night: 25 September 2018

Audience

May not be suitable for younger audiences

Run time

Two hours and 55 minutes, with two imtermissions

And before you stop reading

Sung in Italian with English, Italian, Spanish and German Met Titles.

Cast and Creative

Creative

Production by Franco Zeffirelli
Set Design by Franco Zeffirelli
Costume Design by Peter J. Hall
Lighting Design by Gil Wechsler

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4 reviews, average rating: (4.3 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Richard : “La boheme ”

Fantastic staging and performances except for Mimi more

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