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Puccini: La boheme Blu-ray (The Royal Opera) 2017

A penniless poet, a young seamstress, and a lost key: Puccini’s passionate opera tells the story of a captivating romance set against the background of 19th-century Paris. The luscious score, with its soaring melodies and rich orchestration, brings to life the relationships between Rodolfo, Mimì and their friends, the painter Marcello and fiery Musetta. Acclaimed director Richard Jones stages a fresh and intelligent new production of one of the world’s most popular operas, conducted by The Royal Opera’s Music Director, Antonio Pappano.

Also available on DVD

Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
Mimì: Nicole Car
Marcello: Mariusz Kwiecień
Musetta:  Simona Mihai
Schaunard: Florian Sempey
Colline: Luca Tittoto
Alcindoro: Wyn Pencarreg
Benoît: Jeremy White 

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Royal Opera Chorus
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Director: Richard Jones

Plus: Introduction; Antonio Pappano talks about the music; Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM 2.0, DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio
Format: Blu-ray
Region code: All Regions
Running time: 122 mins
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, JP, KO

"A startlingly new production - With Antonio Pappano in the pit, and Michael Fabiano and Nicole Car as the fated lovers, the musical portents for Covent Garden’s newBohème were excellent.The Independent

"The stops are pulled out for a luxurious Cafe Momus surrounded by grander vistas of the city and where Simona Mihai’s outrageously flamboyant Musetta triumphantly steals the scene. She’s brilliantly partnered by Marius Kwiecien’s forthright yet complex Marcello, while Nicole Car’s unusually strong-willed Mimi shows the young Australian soprano to have real star potential.The Stage

"Car is so good at the sudden bursts of lyricism, especially affecting in the third and best of the acts here, Pappano’s febrile but authentically Puccinian/Toscaniniesque sense of movement underpinning her to perfection." The Arts Desk