Met Opera: LA BOHEME (ENCORE)
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conducter: Stefano Ranzani
Performers: Kristine Opolais,V ittorio Grigolo
The Metropolitan Opera presents a rebroadcast of Puccini’s La Bohème, from the 2013-14 season
Paris, at the end of the 19th century. A group of penniless students count on the joys of life for a little relief from their daily misery, as eating, keeping warm and paying the rent are a luxury! With her tenderness, the seamstress Mimi offers a little warmth and light to the poet Rodolfo. The two fall in love at first sight and tell their friends about their love on Christmas Eve. As for Marcello the painter and his saucy mistress Musetta, who are used to bickering, they form a contrasting couple full of humour, compared to the more melodramatic pair of Mimi and Rodolfo, who eventually break up because they no longer get along. In fact, Mimi knows she has tuberculosis and will soon die. Even though they have parted ways, she returns to die by Rodolfo’s side, among their bohemian friends, who can do nothing to cure her.