Seattle Opera’s La Boheme has it all!
(Photo by Elise Bakketun of Mimi (Elizabeth Caballero) and Rodolfo (Francesco Demuro) courtesy of Seattle Opera)
The Seattle Opera just closed another great performance of La Bohème to rave reviews. Soprano Elizabeth Caballero and Sardinian tenor Francesco Demuro portrayed Mimì and Rodolfo, Puccini’s passionate but ill-fated lovers. Even though La Bohème is often performed, it seems to be timeless. This quote seems to sums it up: “‘La Bohème’: Puccini’s bohemians live on, in opera and in life” (Misha Berson in the Seattle Times review)
Check out this video trailer of the performance:
(Photo from the performance at McCaw Hall by Elise Bakketun courtesy of Seattle Opera)
Here is an excerpt of one of the reviews of the performance that I particularly liked: (Lorin Wilkerson in review of performance published in Oregon Music News)
“Saturday night, February 23rd saw the premier performance of the Seattle Opera‘s 2013 La Bohème run at Seattle’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Featuring (in this lineup) Elizabeth Caballero and the electrifying Sardinian tenor Francesco Demuro as the principals, this unforced and guileless interpretation of one of opera’s most beloved classics gave, for want of a better phrase, everything one could want from this opera.”
I found out that there is also a Seattle Opera iPad App available where you can check out information about the performances: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seattle-opera/id516760994
Ci vediamo all’opera!
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