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Work: La bohème

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ComposerPuccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)
PeriodRomantic
LibrettistLuigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa
Year1896
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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New York CityLa bohème

Met Opera
Puccini: La bohème
Domingo Hindoyan; Franco Zeffirelli; Metropolitan Opera; Nimrod David Pfeffer; Peter J. Hall; Piero Pretti

ViennaLa bohème

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Puccini: La bohème
Eun Sun Kim; Franco Zeffirelli; Vienna State Opera; Marcel Escoffier; Atalla Ayan; Ruzan Mantashyan

MunichLa bohème

© Wilfried Hösl
Puccini: La bohème
Eun Sun Kim; Otto Schenk; Bavarian State Opera; Rudolf Heinrich; Benjamin Bernheim; Ailyn Pérez

LeipzigLa bohème

© Tom Schulze
Puccini: La bohème
Christoph Gedschold; Peter Konwitschny; Oper Leipzig; Johannes Leiacker; Robert Watson; Gal James

New York CityLa bohème

Met Opera
Puccini: La bohème
Marco Armiliato; Franco Zeffirelli; Metropolitan Opera; Peter J. Hall; Matthew Polenzani; Angel Blue
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Juan Diego Flórez successfully debuts as Rodolfo in Zurich's Bohème

Juan Diego Flórez (Rodolfo) and Ruzan Mantashyan (Mimì) © Toni Suter
In a reprise of Ole Anders Tandberg’s somewhat confused production, a solid cast performs a charming bohème, under the baton of Marco Armiliato.
***11
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Garifullina's Musetta the highlight of Covent Garden's Bohème

Aida Garifullina (Musetta) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
This third revival of Richard Jones' production is thoroughly competent but struggles to rise above the routine.
***11
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Tears in the rain: La bohème at the Staatsoper Berlin

Zvetelina Vassileva (Mimi), Miroslav Dvorsky (Rodolfo) and Roman Trekel (Marcello) © Monika Rittershaus (2001)
The Staatsoper Unter den Linden revives a successful, romantic production by Lindy Hume, with Eleonora Buratto and Benjamin Bernheim as the protagonists.
****1
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Kang Wang makes a striking Opera Australia debut in La bohème

Karah Son (Mimì) and Kang Wang (Rodolfo) © Prudence Upton
Gale Edwards' popular revival, set in the 1930s Weimar Republic, brings visual delight and showcases Australian-Chinese tenor Kang Wang as Rodolfo.
****1
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Laughing outside, crying inside: La Bohème in Kansas City

Georgy Vasiliev (Rodolfo) and Raquel González (Mimì) © Karli Cadel for Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Kathleen Belcher's production is well sung and vividly characterized – but a focus on the comedy comes at the expense of pathos
***11
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