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MMM | Franco Zeffirelli's

Author: sounding images

This "La Bohème" is the first opera film ever shot in a studio, the first film directed by Herbert von Karajan, and Zeffirelli's first major production.

  • MMM | Franco Zeffirelli’s | Copyright: © Unitel

    © Unitel

  • MMM | Franco Zeffirelli’s | Copyright: © Unitel

    © Unitel

This "La Bohème" is a magical moment in music for many reasons: it is the first opera film ever shot in a studio, the first musical film directed by Herbert von Karajan, and Franco Zeffirelli's first major film production. In 2023, the legendary Italian director would have turned 100. "La Bohème" is based on Zeffirelli's acclaimed work at La Scala in Milan, with Mirella Freni and Gianni Raimondi as the ill-fated lovers in their celebrated operatic debut. Karajan conducts the chorus and orchestra of La Scala. Until today this production is considered one of the best of its kind.

Duration 43 min / 52 min
Author Anaïs Spiro
English series title Magic Moments of Music
Production Company ZDF/Arte, sounding images
Producer Claus Wischmann
Executive Producer Christopher Janssen
Production year 2023

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