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Length: 112'
Directors: Stéphane Lebard
Producer: Updating
Coproducers: Mezzo, Gran Teatre del Liceu, English National Opera, Cincinnati Opera
Language: Live concert
Format: HD
Country of Production: France
Copyright: 2016
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini

MUSICAL DIRECTOR / Marc Piollet

STAGE DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHY / Jonathan Miller

SET DESIGN & COSTUMES / Isabella Bywater

LIGHTING / Jean Kalman

PRODUCTION / English National Opera, Cincinnati Opera

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu

CHORUS DIRECTOR / Conxita Garcia

Cor Vivaldi-Petits Cantors de Catalunya

CHILDREN'S CHORUS DIRECTOR / Peter Burian

 

Cast

Mimí                            Eleonora Buratto

Musetta                      Olga Kulchynska

Rodolfo                       Saimir Pirgu

Marcello                     Gabriel Bermúdez

Schaunard                  Isaac Galan

Colline                        Fernando Radó

Benoît / Alcindoro       Fernando Latorre

 

La Bohème, the four-act opera by Giacomo Puccini from a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, is one of the most performed lyrical works in the world.

It tells the story of the impossible love between Rodolfo and Mimi in the world of the literary “bohemia” of XIXth century Paris. We follow the romance between our two heroes through a wonderful series of tableaux that portray the contagious joie de vivre of youth and the tragic waste caused by sickness and separation.

 

This new, and highly theatrical production, transposes the action to the 1930s (100 years later than the original) with realistic, but traditional, sets created by Isabella Bywater for the staging by Jonathan Miller. The principal roles are sung by one of the most promising tenors, Saimir Pirgu, and the exciting soprano, Eleonora Buratto.