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La Bohème (1988)

Paris, 1910. On Christmas Eve, a young woman knocks on her neighbor's door to borrow some lamp oil. A touching romance is ignited even as the young woman becomes very sick.

Director:

Luigi Comencini
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Cast overview:
Barbara Hendricks ... Mimì
José Carreras ... La voce di Rodolfo (singing voice)
Luca Canonici Luca Canonici ... Interpretato da Rodolfo
Angela Maria Blasi Angela Maria Blasi ... Musetta
Gino Quilico Gino Quilico ... Marcello
Richard Cowan Richard Cowan ... Schaunard
Francesco Ellero d'Artegna Francesco Ellero d'Artegna ... Colline
Federico Davià Federico Davià ... Benoît / nella parte di Alcindoro voce di (as Federico Davia)
Ciccio Ingrassia ... Parpignol
Mario Maranzana Mario Maranzana ... Alcindoro
Massimo Girotti ... Con la partecipazione di
Michel Sénéchal Michel Sénéchal ... Nell parte di Parpignol voce di (singing voice) (as Michel Senechal)
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Paris, 1910. On Christmas Eve, a young woman knocks on her neighbor's door to borrow some lamp oil. A touching romance is ignited even as the young woman becomes very sick.

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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An effective La Boheme, but also overlooked
18 July 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

La Boheme is one of my all-time favourite operas, it has sublime music, compelling characters and a heartbreaking story. This La Boheme is very effective, however it is also sadly overlooked. I grew up with the 1988 production with Pavarotti and Freni and I love the 1965 one with Freni and Gianni Raimondi and the 1982 production with Stratas and Carreras. That said, this is still wonderful.

The costumes, photography and settings are beautiful to look at, and the orchestra and conducting are wonderfully genteel. The performances are terrific, Luca Canonici is a more than credible Rodolfo, and Jose Carreras' singing is superb. Barbara Hendricks is a suitably moving Mimi, Angela Maria Blasi is a sheer delight as Musetta(Quando M'en Vo is beautifully and wittily sung) and Gino Quilico is wholly convincing as Marcello with a fine voice and great style.

All in all, very effective and not one to be as overlooked as I feel it is. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

France | UK | Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

9 March 1988 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyganeria See more »

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Production Co:

Gaumont, Rai 2, Erato Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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