Puccini - La Boheme / Neil Shicoff, Ileana Cotrubas, Thomas Allen, Marilyn Zschau, Gwynne Howell, Lamberto Gardelli, Covent Garden Opera
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And for once all of the key caracters act really well. When all the friends are together in Rodolfo's apartment in act 1, there's a real chemistry between them, certainly better than in most films about friends, and they seemingly have no trouble fooling around with each other in a very natural way while still singing well. The production is traditional, but warm and with an old-time Disney flavour to it (in a good way), and the camera angles and cuts are tastefull and well considered.
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For me, the best version of this lovely and passionate Puccini opera.Published 3 months ago by Ricardo Urtubia
Both recordings were of live performance. The Coventry Gardens recording is better in every respect. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by Rudy Perini
I have been been to many Bohemes since 1950 and saw the Covent Garden production recorded here in London with Aragall instead of Shicoff. Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by Conrad J.
Love Shicoff, Cotrubas, Allen and Zschau (who i thought would be wrong for the part) but- she's great! Of all the Boheme's out there- i like this the best. The End.Published on March 5, 2010 by David Kennedy
WOW! I just finished viewing this fabulous opera.La Boheme has long been a favorite opera of mine. I cut my opera
teeth on the Von Karajan reading showcasing His Highness... Read more
Can't the audio glitches be addressed in this delicious performance? There is so much to like, even love about it. Read morePublished on January 28, 2010 by Caterina Sforza
I've seen a lot of Boheme's on video. This one's pretty good.
Acting-wise (and vocally) I like Stratas a lot, though I find Zeffirelli's taste in sets over-the-top. Read more
THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS. BRIAN LARGE DOES A SUPERB DIRECTING JOB IN A 1982 COVENT GARDEN LA BOHEME WHICH BRINGS TOGETHER AS GOOD A GROUP OF SINGING ACTORS AS ONE WILL FIND... Read morePublished on December 6, 2008 by drkhimxz
Five stars for the production - a truly exquisite cast (I've adored Ileana Cortubas ever since experiencing the Glyndebourne dream cast version of Le Nozze di Figaro. Read morePublished on April 11, 2008 by Austenparker
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