Join us on Saturday at 1 pm as the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Franco Zeffirelli's production of Puccini's La Boheme. The opera blockbuster features Kristine Opolais, who sings Mimi, and Jean-François Borras, starring as Rodolfo.
Opolais has sung Mimi with the Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera and Latvian National Opera. The widely acclaimed soprano made her Met debut in April 2014, when she was called on to substitute as Mimi just hours before a matinee performance (and the day after singing her first Madama Butterfly). Borras, a French tenor, first starred at Met under similar circumstances, when he replaced Jonas Kaufmann in Werther. Supporting roles for Saturday's show include Marina Rebeka as Musetta and Mariusz Kwiecien as Marcello.
A play in four parts, La Boheme tells the tragic love story of Rodolfo and Mimi as they struggle for survival in bohemian Paris. Riccardo Frizza conducts the Metropolitan Opera's production of this classic tale of love and friendship.
Mimi: Kristine Opolais
Musetta: Marina Rebeka
Rodolfo: Jean-François Borras
Marcello: Mariusz Kwiecien
Schaunard: Alessio Arduini
Colline: David Soar
Benoit/Alcindoro: John Del Carlo