Written July 28, 2015
I've been a subscriber to Seattle Opera for over 10 years and just this year found out about the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presentations in theatres. La Boheme is the third of these operas I have attended. Since I have been an opera-goer for so long it is always fun to have the opportunity to see/hear an opera I haven't experienced before. Last month's "Werther" from the Met Live was superb in every way. But this La Boheme was the best I've ever seen. The opera itself is one I've been to 3 or 4 times and never tire of it. I should have known that the Met would knock it out of the ballpark.
There is no doubt that this opera company is world class. The performances were so beautiful and the sets beyond compare. An enormous plus of these live performances is the interviews during intermissions and especially interesting is watching the stage crews tucking away the previous set or stage and setting up the new one. This is worth the price of tickets alone.
Written July 31, 2015
Puccini's La Boheme is the most performed and popular opera of all times. This tragic love story set in the bohemian district in Paris. The arias are beautiful, breath-taking, emotional. I highly recommend. Also with satellite opera series you can go behind scenes and listen to interviews with the principles of performance. Also you can see the changing of the sets. La Boheme is considered one of the major productions at the Met with 3 levels of set changes.
Written January 30, 2015
Not being aficionados of the Opera, we were hesitant to get tickets. but after the showing, we were so happy that we had gone to see it. We loved it, and we plan to broaden our understanding of the opera by attending regularly.
Written January 27, 2015
This was a wonderful experience!! We loved the close ups with the camera and loved the in between acts activity behind the scenes and the interviews with the cast. Truly a great time the next best thing from being there. Can't wait to do it again!
Written July 29, 2015
A wonderful rendition of Puccini's, La Boheme, with some great looks into what goes on behind the scenes including the setting of stages and wardrobe changes as well as interviews between acts of the performers. I thought it was spectacular.