Great Performances: Season 22, Episode 15

La bohème (8 Jun. 1994)

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In the 50's, in Paris, the neighbors Rodolfo and Mimi meet each other when Mimi's candle blows out in a cold and dark night. They immediately fall in love for each other, in times of ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Cheryl Barker ...
David Hobson ...
Roger Lemke ...
Christine Douglas ...
Gary Rowley ...
David Lemke ...
John Bolton-Wood ...
Graeme Ewer ...
Jin Tea Kim ...
John Fernon ...
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In the 50's, in Paris, the neighbors Rodolfo and Mimi meet each other when Mimi's candle blows out in a cold and dark night. They immediately fall in love for each other, in times of financial difficulties in the post-war. Rodolfo introduces Mimi to his close friends Marcello and his beloved Musetta; Colline; and Schaunard and together they have a good-time in Café Momus. Some time later, Mimi tells Marcello that she can not support the jealousy of Rodolfo any longer and when Marcello discuss with Rodolfo, Mimi overhears the real reason for the behavior of her beloved Rodolfo. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Among the grafitti seen on the walls and doors of the bohemians' garret are: "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1956 song made popular by Edith Piaf), "Bonjour Tristesse" (1954 novel by Francoise Sagan), and "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" (from Rene Magritte's 1929 painting "The Treachery of Images"). See more »


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a beautiful, beautiful masterpiece.........
9 December 2005 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

This is, definitely, one of the most beautiful and poignant interpretations/performances of this classic opera. The director, Baz Luhrmann (best known for Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge!), revamped it and set it in the 1950s French Latin Quarter. Not only is the acting strong, but the singing is superb. The leads, David Hobson (as the poet, Rudolfo) and Mimi (the ailing Mimi) are absolutely mesmerizing.

Even watching it, back in 1994, I could tell it was going to go on to be legendary. The artistic direction is vibrant, the music is beautifully performed and there are even warm, humorous moments, sprinkled between the seams of tragedy and mournfulness. You feel a connection to the actors, and it ultimately tugs at your heartstrings........Note: Watch this with a box of tissues and someone you love........

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