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La Bohème (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Romance, Music  |  1 September 1988 (Australia)
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Three of the leading singers in this production, Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, and Nicolai Ghiaurov, sang the same roles in Decca/London Records' 1973 recording of the opera. See more »


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Magnificent, the definitive version of one of the most heart-rending operas ever written!
1 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

La Boheme is the most beautiful opera of love, death and pure sadness. I am 17, and I love opera, and this is one of my all time favourites. It is one of those operas where one audience member, if not the whole audience, are in tears in the first bar or so, that is if they know how the opera ends. For those who haven't already seen it, prepare for tears, it is that sad and it has some subtle humour too. And the gorgeous score by Puccini is to thank for that. The finale to act 3 and Mimi's death are two of the most heart-rending scenes in the whole of opera history. Another honourable mention, should go to the Death Scene in Boris Godunov, see the footage of Boris Christoff's 1956 recording, believe me, it's amazing. Back to La Boheme. Mirella Freni is considered by many as the most definitive of all the Mimis, and those who say that are right. She has the frailness and the beauty, plus the big but beautiful voice so much needed for the character. Plus her death scene is done with such grace. The late Luciano Pavarotti gives one of his finer performances as Rodolfo the poet. Sure he needed to transpose "Your tiny hand is frozen", but that's not a crime. Jussi Bjorling did the same thing when he sang it when Renata Tebaldi in 1956.(I have a video of the Art of Singing:Golden Voices of the twentieth century, and Christoff and Bjorling are both featured on it, alongside Caruso and Callas). There are also superb performances of Musetta and Marcello by Sandra Pacetti and Rossini-veteran Gino Quillico respectively, Pacetti particularly starts off delightfully seductive and feisty then turns sensitive and subdued, what a transformation. And Nicolai Ghiaurov is wonderful as Colline, the aria where the philosopher sings of his coat is sung very sensitively here. The end of the opera, and I genuinely mean this, moved me so much, I was in tears, when I promised no I mustn't cry. All in all, a must-see for those who are fans of the opera, Freni or Pavarotti. Without question, 10/10 Bethany Cox

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