Written August 20, 2014
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 April 06, 2014
Marvelous HD simulcast of this opera. I had forgotten how beautiful Puccini's music is throughout. The part of Mimi, sung by the soprano who at just a few hours' notice had stepped into the part, was beautifully rendered, with the audience obviously in full support.
Written July 30, 2014
I enjoyed it thoroughly!
The entire cast was wonderful.......period!
The entre acte commentator, an opera singer whose name I cannot recall (sadly) was wonderful and knowledgeable!
The between act commentaries, discussions, "lapsed-time" demonstrations of the "Set" preparation.....superb!
This time, I experienced it at the Potomac Yards Theater in Alexandria, Virginia because the tickets at my preferred venue, Mazza Gallerie, Washington, DC, were sold out.
(Alas, the audience was a bit "too southern" for my taste.
I attended alone, and, during the "Pause" and Intermissions, my "seat Neigjbors" were uncommunicative, not responsive and cold.
In the future, I will strive to purchase tickets at my favorite venue in Washington, DC-
proper, where my friends and Neigjbors often attend are more amiable, pleasant and knowledgeable.
Written April 06, 2014
This HD presentation of the Met was a great event. History was made as the title role of Mimi was substituted due to the original soprano's illness. The artist who replaced the original soprano had just finished performing in Madame Butterfly the night before and she had a marvelous performance.
Written August 02, 2014
The best Boheme I have seen and just about the best overall experience of a Live in HD program in the 7 years I have been attending them. The "substitute" soprano was unbelievably fresh given the rigors of her historic weekend. See the encore - you will not be disappointed.