Met Opera on Demand Catalog

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La Bohème (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.