Opera in Cinema: Royal Opera House's "La Boheme"
Teeming with period detail, John Copley's definitive production of La Bohème is traditional opera at its best. From a shabby garret to the bustling Café Momus to a snowy courtyard at dawn, this minutely observed panorama of 1830s Parisian life, beautifully designed by Julia Trevelyan Oman, conjures emotions and atmosphere ranging from joy to tragedy, in large-scale crowd scenes and intimate tableaux. Opera star Rolando Villazón, alongside Maija Kovalevska, Stefania Dovhan, and Audun Iversen, bring top-tier vocal artistry to this production from the Royal Opera House in London.
Cast: Christopher Maltman, Hibla Gerzmava, Pyotr Beczala, Roderick Williams, Alexia Voulgaridou, Anna Leese, Wookyung Kim, Rolando Villazón, Maija Kovalevska, Audun Iversen, Stefania Dovhan
Directed by: John Copley
Written by: Giacomo Puccini
Running time: 2hr 45min
Opens: Jan 27, 2013 Limited
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