FRA Productions and FRA Cinéma present La Bohème

Claus Guth’s new production of Puccini masterpiece conducted by Gustavo Dudamel who makes his Paris Opera debut will be broadcast in 500 cinemas worldwide.

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    La Bohème live in cinemas © FRA Cinéma

Is it because Murger had himself lived this way in his youth? No one better described the half-starved, struggling artists than the writer in his 'Scènes de la Vie de Bohème': artists ready to burn a manuscript to try to keep warm yet, in an era of triumphant bourgeois materialism, dreaming of another existence.

Taking up these scenes of Bohemian life, Puccini offers us a heart-breaking love story and some of the most beautiful music in the history of opera in the story of the poet Rodolfo and fragile Mimi. The staging of this new production has been entrusted to Claus Guth who sets the drama in a future devoid of hope in which love and art become the sole means of transcendence.

Live to cinemas, to Culturebox and to Medici from Paris Opera on 12 December 2017 at 7:30pm.

Later on cinemas, on France 3 and on TF1.

Original title La Bohème
Composer Giacomo Puccini
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel
Stage Director Claus Guth
Orchestra / Band Paris Opera Orchestra
Choir Paris Opera Chorus
Soloist Sonya Yoncheva
Soloist Atalla Ayan
Director François Roussillon
Recording location Opéra national de Paris - Opéra Bastille
Recording date 10 and 12 December 2017
Duration 130'
Production Company FRA Productions
Co-Production Company Opéra national de Paris
Distribution theatrical FRA Cinéma



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