The most Parisian Paris, fruit of the Italian Puccini’s imagination, will be conducted today by a Greek with musicians from the Urals, a German directorial team, and international singers. So far, no surprises – for major productions, international casts have long been the norm. But when an ensemble from the Urals under a Greek conductor becomes one of the music world’s most thrilling sensations, we have something out of the ordinary. These musicians succeed just as brilliantly while exploring Mozart and Baroque music as in interpreting the music of Stravinsky. And when was the last time the piano in the famous Habanera was taken so seriously as it was in Currentzis’ illuminating 2010 Carmen production in Baden-Baden? And now La Bohème, the opera still considered today to be Puccini’s most characteristic. It is his finest work, and its many splendid qualities were not surpassed even by the composer’s later operas.
A co-production with the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Photo: Oyla Runyova
La Bohème – opera in four acts to a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, adapted from the novel Les scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger.
In Italian with German and English surtitles.
- Teodor Currentzis Music Director
- Philipp Himmelmann Director
- Raimund Bauer Set Designer
- Kathi Maurer Costume Designer
- Henning Streck Lighting Designer
- Zarina Abaeva Mimi
- Leonardo Capalbo Rodolfo
- Sofia Fomina Musetta
- Konstantin Suchkov Marcello
- Edwin Crossley-Mercer Schaunard
- Nahuel di Pierro Colline
- Gary Agadzhanian Monsieur Benoît/Alcindoro
- Sergey Vlasov Parpignol
- Victor Shapovalov A customs Sergeant
- musicAeterna Choir and orchestra
- Cantus Juvenum Childrens Choir
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03 Nov 2017
Beethoven: LEONOREConcert version of the opera
11 Nov 2017
Philippe JarousskyThe Song of Handel
12 Nov 2017
Puccini: LA BOHÈMEstaged opera
23 Nov 2017
Cecilia & SolDolce Duello
26 Nov 2017
Rolando Villazón & Ildar AbdrazakovItalian and French opera evening
01 Dec 2017
Bach: WeihnachtsoratoriumGaechinger Cantorey
03 Dec 2017
Opera and Christmas ChorusesChorus of the Semperoper Dresden
09 Dec 2017
Max Mutzke meets Thomas QuasthoffSoul, Jazz & Groove
17 Dec 2017
Händel: MessiahThe King’s Consort & Choir
28 Jan 2018
Anja HarterosWagner: Wesendonck-Lieder
02 Feb 2018
Diana Damrau & Jonas KaufmannItalian Songbook
04 Feb 2018
Haydn: Die SchöpfungThomas Hengelbrock