Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Apr. 5, 2008)
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettist: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Luisotti; Gheorghiu, Arteta, Vargas, Tézier
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 16 min.
Puccini’s evergreen paean to young love and the bohemian life has captivated generations of Met-goers through Franco Zeffirelli’s iconic production. Movie theater audiences for the high-definition transmission of this staging got to see it with fresh eyes in a touching performance starring Angela Gheorghiu and Ramón Vargas as the frail seamstress and her poetic lover.