Puccini's La Boheme

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Giacomo Puccini's love-stoked tearjerker La Boheme, may end tragically, but the opera's multiple levels of passion and sentiment still make for a great "date night." 

And, as the perfect remedy for any tottering romance, La Boheme is also among the most popular operas ever composed. This production comes from La Opera. It stars are soprano Allyn Perez and tenor Stephen Costello as the lovers Mimi and Rodolfo, in a performance led by conductor Patrick Summers.

La Boheme (in Italian)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Cast:
Rodolfo - Stephen Costello
Mimi - Allyn Perez
Marcello - Artur Rucinski
Musetta - Janai Brugger
Colline - Robert Pomakov
Schaunard - Museop Kim
Benoit/Alcindoro - Philip Cokorinos

Conductor: Patrick Summers
Stage Director: Gregory A Fortner
LA Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Assistant Conductor & Chorus Master: Grant Gershon

 

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Comments [5]

concetta nardone from Nassau county

Again, thank you Mr. Eisenberg for the poetry. Hope you are well.
Best wishes

Aug. 18 2012 03:06 PM
Susan Yates from Croton-on-Hudson NY

I agree .. she reminds me of delosAngeles, too. Lovely!
Costello's excellent, as well. Don't often find exciting new voices on the Saturday operacasts.

Aug. 18 2012 02:34 PM
Larry Eisenberg from nyc

Puccini entertains today,
in his exquisite, melodic way,
Voices, fresh & young,
So beautifully sung,
Rapt at my radio I stay.

That 3d act still tears at one's heart,
The Music is something apart,
Puccini's insight
Into Mimi's plight,
A Master on top of his Art!

Aug. 18 2012 02:32 PM
concetta nardone from Nassau county

Am I hearing things or does today's Mimi sound like the Divine DeLosAngeles. How nice.

Aug. 18 2012 01:53 PM
Carol Taylor-Brooks from Bronxville, NY

My husband and I have been attending et Performances for over 50 years. Family members worked and served as volunteers at the Met, as well.

Sat, broadcasts have been a part of my life since the late 50's. I have a piece of curtain from the old Met!!!!!!

How lovely it is to now be able to listen on my Mac.

Thanks you all

th Taylor-Brooks

Aug. 18 2012 01:17 PM

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