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La Boheme (1988)

01/01/1988 (US) MusicDramaRomance 1h 56m
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Giacomo Puccini's bittersweet opera of high-spirited bohemians and the doomed love between Rodolfo, the idealistic poet and Mimi, the consumptive flower-maker, is a beautifully balanced series of tableaux depicting the infectious joie de vivre of youth and the tragic waste of disease and separation. The legendary and incomparable partnership of Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti as the two lovers has been captured in this special live recording from stage of the San Francisco Opera. Brian Large has adapted Francesca Zambello's production for video, further illuminating the fascinating interaction of Puccini's characters. Gino Quilico sings Marcello, the colorful and moody painter, whose tempestuous relationship with the flirtatious Musetta (sung by Sandra Pacetti), comically mirrors the more profound love of Rodolfo and Mimi. Nicolai Ghiaurov sings Colline.

  1. Francesca Zambello

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  2. Brian Large

    Director

  3. Luigi Illica

    Writer

  4. Giacomo Puccini

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  5. Giuseppe Giacosa

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La Boheme
La Boheme

Original Title La Bohème

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Original Language Italian

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