Puccini: La boheme DVD (The Royal Opera) 2017


  • A penniless poet, a young seamstress, and a lost key: Puccini’s passionate opera tells the story of a captivating romance set against the background of 19th-century Paris. The luscious score, with its soaring melodies and rich orchestration, brings to life the relationships between Rodolfo, Mimì and their friends, the painter Marcello and fiery Musetta. Acclaimed director Richard Jones stages a fresh and intelligent new production of one of the world’s most popular operas, conducted by The Royal Opera’s Music Director, Antonio Pappano.

    Also available on Blu-ray

    Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
    Mimì: Nicole Car
    Marcello: Mariusz Kwiecień
    Musetta:  Simona Mihai
    Schaunard: Florian Sempey
    Colline: Luca Tittoto
    Alcindoro: Wyn Pencarreg
    Benoît: Jeremy White 

    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Royal Opera Chorus
    Conductor: Antonio Pappano
    Composer: Giacomo Puccini
    Director: Richard Jones

    Plus: Introduction; Antonio Pappano talks about the music; Cast Gallery

    Picture: 16:9
    Sound: LPCM 2.0, DTS Digital Surround
    Format: NTSC
    Region code: All Regions
    Running time: 122 mins
    Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, JP, KO

  • "A startlingly new production - With Antonio Pappano in the pit, and Michael Fabiano and Nicole Car as the fated lovers, the musical portents for Covent Garden’s new Bohème were excellent.
    The Independent

    "The stops are pulled out for a luxurious Cafe Momus surrounded by grander vistas of the city and where Simona Mihai’s outrageously flamboyant Musetta triumphantly steals the scene. She’s brilliantly partnered by Marius Kwiecien’s forthright yet complex Marcello, while Nicole Car’s unusually strong-willed Mimi shows the young Australian soprano to have real star potential.The Stage

    "Car is so good at the sudden bursts of lyricism, especially affecting in the third and best of the acts here, Pappano’s febrile but authentically Puccinian/Toscaniniesque sense of movement underpinning her to perfection." The Arts Desk