The Metropolitan Opera: La Bohème

Puccini’s timeless love story, which includes some of its composer’s most beloved music, has moved generations of opera lovers since its 1896 world premiere. It has also proved incredibly popular with the Met’s global HD audiences and has been featured in three live high-definition transmissions since 2008. The most recent, presented during the 2017–18 season, includes a cast of celebrated young artists. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva is the fragile seamstress Mimì, who instantly falls in love with the passionate poet Rodolfo, sung by tenor Michael Fabiano. Soprano Susanna Phillips and baritone Lucas Meachem trade both spars and kisses as the on-again-off-again lovers Musetta and Marcello, with bass Matthew Rose and baritone Alexey Lavrov rounding out the rambunctious gang of bohemian friends. Maestro Marco Armiliato takes the podium to lead Franco Zeffirelli’s picturesque staging.

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Film Cast:

  • Mimi: Sonya Yoncheva
  • Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
  • Musetta: Susanna Phillips
  • Marcello: Lucas Meacham
  • Colline: Matthew Rose
  • Schaunard: Alexey Lavrov
  • Benoît/Alcindoro: Paul Plishka
  • Self – Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Self – Host: Kelli O’Hara
  • …: MET Orchestra

Film Crew:

  • Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli
  • Writer: Giuseppe Giacosa
  • Original Story: Henri Murger
  • Writer: Luigi Illica
  • Director: Matthew Diamond
  • Executive Producer: Peter Gelb
  • Original Music Composer: Giacomo Puccini
  • Costume Design: Peter J. Hall
  • Producer: Louisa Briccetti
  • Lighting Design: Gil Wechsler
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Supervising Producer: Mia Bongiovanni
  • Technical Supervisor: Ron Washburn
  • Supervising Producer: Elena Park
  • Music Producer: Tim Martyn
  • Stage Director: Gregory Keller

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