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Puccini: La bohème
The part of the delicate, mortally sick girl Mimì is played by Kristine Opolais who stepped in at the last minute. The Latvian soprano sings at the world's leading opera houses and has a penchant for Puccini. Although her aria recital in April has been cancelled due to the pandemic, her voice and acting may serve as compensation for the audience of the Müpa Drive-in Cinema. Singing the other female role in the production, the lascivious but noble-minded Musetta, is the American Susanna Phillips. Having won her ticket to the world's major opera stages through her successes at the Operalia competition hallmarked by Plácido Domingo, this is not Phillips's first important role at the Metropolitan. In the role of Marcello, Massimo Cavalletti was born in the same town as Puccini, although this is naturally not why he became such a sought-after singer. He has already also performed as Schaunard in the Met production, while he gave a stupendous performance as the Bohemian painter at the Salzburg Festival in 2012 alongside the pair of Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann.
This recording is the repeat of The Met: Live in HD at Müpa Budapest series on 5 April 2014.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Production, Set DesignFranco Zeffirelli
Costume DesignPeter J. Hall
Lighting DesignGil Wechsler
”Live in HD” HostJoyce DiDonato