What if we observed La Bohème from a similar distance? Such is the audacious undertaking of Claus Guth: by situating the shattered love affairs of Mimi and Rodolfo light years away, he has created a universe in which the past resurfaces in the form of hallucinatory flashbacks.
With Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece La Bohème, Barrie Kosky is staging a key work of contemporary life in nineteenth-century Paris – as a portrait of life between art, unrequited love and modern isolation in the face of death. on Christmas Eve in 1830 in Paris’ Quartier Latin. Scenes from La Vie de bohème by Henri Murger in four acts Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Sa. 29. June 2019, 19:30.
The score for La Bohème comes to glowing life under Herbert von Karajan's baton, and Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti make beautiful music together as the ill-fated lovers. The smaller parts are wonderfully sung, the comedy sharply profiled, and the pathos contained in such a way that the opera's ending proves remarkably gripping. London's sound is excellent.
I'd seen 'La bohème' before in Australia. but this was watching something completely new, because Harry Kupfer understood how to direct Puccini. and the emotional honesty, the unsentimentality of it and the extraordinary moving quality. This left a huge impression on me. If I imagined then that, over thirty years later, I would not just be directing a 'Bohème' at the same theatre. that I was sitting in back then, but also running the Komische Oper Berlin I would have laughed. So it is a very special thing for me to be able to do 'La bohème'. La bohème' is not 'Wozzeck' in any shape or form. but the radical transforming of the architecture of music theatre. the way in which characters express themselves. was opened by Puccini with this piece. Even the opening few bars, signal something which is unlike any opening. Mimì is the role of my dreams. And you are watching!
La bohème is an opera in four acts, composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio, conducted by the 28-year-old Arturo Toscanini. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide.
Charles Aznavour, also known as La bohème is an album by French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour, released in 1966. It included such international hits as "La Bohème" and "Jezebel". The album includes songs by Charles Aznavour, Georges Garvarentz, Gilbert Bécaud and others. In 1966 it was originally released by Barclay Records in France and Canada, then by Reprise Records in the US (as Aznavour). It was reissued in 1996 by EMI. La bohème (Charles Aznavour/Jacques Plante).
This is a partial discography of Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème which premiered on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio in Turin, conducted by Arturo Toscanini. American Record Guide, September/October 2000, Vol. 63, No. 5, pp. 73–83. La bohème: Discography], opera. Budden, Julian, Puccini: His Life and Works, Oxford University Press, 2002, p. 494. ISBN 978-0-19-816468-5.
OperaVision will present a performance of Puccini’s most renowned opera La Bohème live from the Komische Oper Berlin on Jan. 27, 2019. The opera’s cast will feature Nadja Mchantaf as Mimì, Vera-Lotte Böcker as Musetta, Gerard Schneider as Rodolfo, Günter Papendell as Marcello, Philipp Meierhöfer as Colline, and Dánierl Foki as Schaunard.