GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: La Bohème
irs Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Noon on KPBS TV
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
Season 12 of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET continues Sunday, May 20 on PBS with one of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s “La Bohème,” starring Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo.
Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production is set in 1830s Paris, where the near-destitute poet Rodolfo and painter Marcello live with their roommates, Colline and Schaunard.
Rodolfo meets his beautiful neighbor Mimì and they fall in love at first sight, while Marcello reconnects with his former sweetheart Musetta.
Soon after finding love the budding romances are tested by jealousy, poverty and illness.
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Conductor is Marco Armiliato. Producer & Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli. Costume Designer: Peter J. Hall. Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler. For the Met, Matthew Diamond directs the telecast. Tim Martyn is music producer. Mia Bongiovanni and Elena Park are supervising producers, and Louisa Briccetti and Victoria Warivonchik are producers. Peter Gelb is executive producer. For GREAT PERFORMANCES, Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer.
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