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Puccini's La boheme

Direct from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Frederic Chaslin conducts a revival of Franco Zeffirelli's celebrated production of Puccini's much-loved opera, with a cast headed by Latvian soprano Maija Kovalevska as Mimi and Ramon Vargas as Rodolfo.

A story that has touched opera audiences ever since its creation in 1895, it tells of the love between penniless young artists in 19th-century Paris, blighted by jealousy, harsh living conditions and grave illness.

Presented by Margaret Juntwait with guest commentator Ira Siff. The two intervals include live backstage interviews and the popular Metropolitan Opera Quiz.

Rodolfo, a poet ...... Ramon Vargas (tenor)
Mimi, a seamstress ...... Maija Kovalesvska (soprano)
Marcello, a painter ...... Mariusz Kwiecien (baritone)
Schaunard, a musician ...... Tommi Hakala (baritone)
Colline, a philosopher ...... Oren Gradus (bass)
Musetta, a singer ...... Susanna Phillips (soprano)
Benoit/Alcindoro ...... Paul Plishka (bass)
Parpignol ...... Daniel Clark Smith (tenor)
Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera
Frederic Chaslin (conductor).

3 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Sat 3 Jan 2009 18:00
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