GP at The Met: La Bohème
la boheme

Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Librettists: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Production: Franco Zeffirelli

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti

Performers: Angela Gheorghiu (Mimì), Ramón Vargas (Rodolfo), Ainhoa Arteta (Musetta), Ludovic Tézier (Marcello), Quinn Kelsey (Schaunard), Oren Gradus (Colline), Paul Plishka (Benoit/Alcindoro)

Franco Zeffirelli’s timeless interpretation of the Puccini favorite has been delighting audiences at the Met for more than 20 years. GREAT PERFORMANCES at the Met is there when yet another magnificent cast takes to the stage in this enduring classic. Exciting young conductor Nicola Luisotti presides over a glorious vocal ensemble led by Angela Gheorghiu, who sings Mimì at the Met for the first time in twelve years, opposite tenor Ramón Vargas as her lover, Rodolfo.

Opera synopsis courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Funding for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: “La Bohème” has been provided by Toll Brothers, the Irene Diamond Fund, the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund, M. Beverly and Robert G. Bartner, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.

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  • Carol

    Please advise when you will be airing La Boheme again on PBS. I was only able to watch some of it yesterday, 1/1/09 and am very anxious to see it in its entirety. Thank you!!

  • Ruth Lofgren

    A brilliant production, outstanding soloists
    and Mimi is beautiful, too! Thank you for airing
    La Boheme. It helps me not to be too homesick for
    New York and the Met live, as in the old days. Ruth Lofgren

  • judith atkinson

    When will you air La Boheme for the Dallas audience. I adored it in San Antonio last night and would like my daughter to view it in Dallas

  • Diana

    Same as #3. When will La Boheme be aired in Dallas?

  • Ken Josenhans

    I can still find GP at the Met schedule information for last season, but schedule information for this season seems to be completely unavailable. Help!!!!
    I understand that the local stations can pick when to show the operas, but knowing when the official release dates are tells us when to start looking for them!!!! I’ve already missed several shows this season.

  • elizabeth merklinger

    Please let me know when you show any of Met operas this year.
    Thank you

  • Alie Gelinas

    Please send me an email whenever you show any Met performances. Thank you. I am especially interested in Orfeo ed Euridice that was recently shown live in certain theaters on January 24, 2009.

  • Jan Milos

    Please send me an email whenever you show any Met performances. Thank you.

  • Milton Walter

    Would love to buy the DVD of your La Boheme A splendid performance by all. Opera at its best
    Please let me know how I can purchase that DVD.

  • bob king

    Please send me an e-mail of anything in opera and concert music like great performances expecially in h.d.

  • George Davies

    I saw this performance live at the Met. then again on PBS. Both times Brilliant. I now own the DVD so I can enjoy over and over again.

  • carolyn burkey

    please send me emails of your production times of anything in opera and concert music and MET performances. Thanks

  • Karen Wheatley

    Please send me an e-mail when you will be showing any opera from the Met this year or in 2010. Thanks.

  • Josh Wen

    Interested to buy a DVD of your La Boheme performance, if available.

  • K. Chapman

    For dast etc, go to IMDB

  • Robert Hoots

    Can you provide information as to future scheduling of GP at the Met – particularly La Boheme; and where are DVD’s available

  • michele

    I watched only part f la boheme last night in houston, wen will it be aired again on our local chanel?
    Thanks.. Michele

  • Joan Harrison

    please let me know when any opera from the met will be airing.

  • Sarah Riley

    Is there a way to find the tv scheduling for gp at the met? If not, please email me when they will be shown.

  • david ernst

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