• Released
  • April 9, 2014
  • 3 hr 25 min
  • Concert/Special Events
    Music/Performing Arts

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La Boheme

By amarkson
Written April 11, 2014
This is not the first time that my wife and I have viewed Met Opera HD. We have not only never been disappointed but each production has exceeded our expectations. La Boheme exceeded our expectations. The Met performers are now all accomplished actors which was not the case thirty years ago. The Orchestra as trained by James Levine is probably the finest classical symphony orchestra in the world. The Sets, and costumes sumptuous Dancing thrilling. The productions and directions fast paced and gripping. All in all delightful experience. Aldan Markson
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First 3 Acts were wonderful, but then . . .

By alanteasley
Written April 11, 2014
. . . unfortunately, the transmission stopped. After someone tried unsuccessfully to reboot the broadcast three times, we left. Hence, no Act IV at all. We were never told if the source of the problem was the Metropolitan Opera, the Dish Network, the various hardware devices employed, or the local theater. I fault the local theater for not offering adequate recompense (even a free movie ticket would have been something) to those who had purchased their tickets in advance. If you had purchased the ticket at the theater just before the screening, they did refund the money, but they offered NOTHING to those, like me, who had purchased the ticket months in advance.
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La Boheme is La Beautiful

By dsisto4
Written April 12, 2014
Wonderful music of course; great singing of course; tragically beautiful story, of course. There is nothing like the real thing in person in NYC but this simulcast is the next best thing to being there. Save on the airfare...go local.
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Affordable Opera

By darcywertz
Written April 11, 2014
It is so awesome that this opportunity exists for those of us who love opera but find the cost prohibitive. The production is so well done. Even the best seats in the house don't get the close ups. Loved every cast member, and it was amazing that the replacement for Mimi was able to blend with the cast at such short notice. The orchestra was splendid. Seeing the scene change backstage during intermission was a special treat. I already have my tickets for Cosi Fan Tutti and Cenerentola.
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Remarkable performance!

By sct5300
Written April 11, 2014
I have seen La Boheme many times, but this was one remarkable performance. The sets and staging by Zefferelli were outstanding, and the cast was great. Kristine Opolais, who sung Madama Butterfly the previous night, was recruited last minute due to illness of the soprano who was to sing the role of Mimi. Opolais was stunning...a truly wonderful singing actor. I hope this performance will be available on DVD, as it would be a treasure to own.
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