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Giacomo Puccini

La bohème

La bohème

This sensational production of La bohème, the inspired concept of director Gale Edwards, is set in early 1930s Berlin, a city of liberal indulgence, glittering Spiegeltents and glitzy cabaret clubs, where no excess is considered too much. But the world of the Bohemians, romantically playing at being poor, forgets the truth of real poverty and its consequences. Charismatic Jin-Min Park gives a stunning performance as Rodolfo, the poet who falls in love with Mimì, played by Takesa Meshé Kizart, who delivers a dazzling, graceful version of the impoverished working girl. In the Café Momus Taryn Fiebig sings seductively as the beautiful Musetta. 

Renowned conductor Shao-Chia Lü draws from the orchestra and chorus a magnificent performance of Puccini's lush score. Lavishly staged and costumed this production is a triumph for Opera Australia.

Sung in Italian with English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Korean subtitles.

Released 2011
Composer Giacomo Puccini
Conductor Shao-Chia Lü
Director Gale Edwards
Set Designer Brian Thomson
Costume Designer Julie Lynch
Lighting Designer John Rayment
Assistant Director Matthew Barclay
   
Rodolfo, a poet Ji-Min Park
Marcello, a painter José Carbó
Colline, a philosopher David Parkin
Schaunard, a musician Shane Lowrencev
Benoit, their landlord John Bolton Wood
Mimì, a seamstress Takesha Meshé Kizart
Musetta Taryn Fiebig
Alcindoro Adrian Tamburini
Parpignol, a toyseller Benjamin Rasheed
Customs Sergeant Malcom Ede
Customs Officer Clifford Plumpton
   
The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra  
The Opera Australia Chorus  

 

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La bohème Highlights
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La bohème Highlights

 
Che gelida manina from La boheme, sung by Ji-Min Park
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Che gelida manina from La boheme, sung by Ji-Min Park (...)