La Boheme

By SusanHunt
Written April 06, 2014
This was the most beautiful production of La Boheme I have ever seen. Kristine Opolais was called to sing Mimi at 7:30 am, the morning of the performance, after having sung Butterfly the night before. She lit up the stage! And Vittorio Grigolo was fantastic as well -- we were in tears from Act III on. Just a beautiful beautiful performance!
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Tears and overwhelming performance

By icanstart
Written April 13, 2014
This was my first experience of the MET Live ever. Seeing La Boheme gave me a rush of emotions --- cried twice --- first time where the two main characters were singing together in a warm embrace just before the end of the scene where they met for the first time. Wow! Laughter happened for me during intermission when the two main actors were being interviewed -- some off the cuff remark brought the human side out behind the scenes. Lovely "behind the scenes" advantage to really get a look at the type of work that goes into this performance as the scenery changes was another benefit. The lady who was standing in for someone who was out sick --- gave her "all" and then some. Marvelous effort! Unbelievable "show must go on" attitude and her humility was refreshing to see in the behind the scenes interviews. She was actually playing in Madame Butterfly the night before and is now the first actress to ever play out two dying acts within a 24 hour period on the Metropolitan stage!
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La Boheme HD

By carolinelevine
Written April 06, 2014
I enjoyed every second of this HD live opera. We are so fortunate to be able to see live opera in the comfort of our Regal stadium seats!
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La Boheme

By sdonohoe879
Written April 06, 2014
Another fabulous production by the Met Opera. I LOVE that we can view these operas in our cinemas in HD. Beautiful music and fabulous sets. Loved it.
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La Boheme

By johntishwilson
Written April 06, 2014
While the opera itself was beautifully sung and acted, it was badly lit, making only close ups worthwhile. The whole thing was totally overpowered by interminable (and rather crass) interviews , commercials for the Met, unnecessarily repetitious reference to the patrons and endless intermissions watching scene changes of painful length and limited interest . The whole process took from 1pm to 4:15 only less than half was the real content. A frustrating and annoying experience that my wife and I will not repeat.
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