Puccini's La Boheme

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Saturday at 1 pm, the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts one of the all-time blockbusters in its repertory: Franco Zeffirelli’s take on Puccini's La Boheme. Kristine Opolais sings Mimi, replacing Anita Hartig, who withdrew on Saturday morning, citing illness. Vittorio Grigolo stars as Rodolfo. 

Opolais has sung Mimi with the Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera, and Latvian National Opera and is scheduled to sing the role at the Met next season.

La Boheme follows a group of artists struggling to survive in Paris's Latin Quarter. It's a timeless tale of friendship, debauchery, and love referenced many times over in popular culture. This performance, conducted by Stefano Ranzani, features a huge cast and is likely to be as crowd-pleasing as it was at the production's 1981 premiere.

 

Cast:

Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
Marcello
Massimo Cavalletti
Rodolfo Vittorio Grigolo
Colline Oren Gradus
Schaunard Patrick Carfizzi
Benoit Donald Maxwell
Mimì Kristine Opolais
Alcindoro Donald Maxwell
Musetta Susanna Phillips