Puccini's La Boheme from the New York City Opera


Episode Info

Giacomo Puccini's Paris bohemians find new life---grim as it may be---during World War I in a stark New York City Opera production of the timeless 1896 lyric tragedy "La Boheme." This staging updates Puccini's saga of four young starving artists from 1830 to 1914, when much of a generation is about to be lost. But on Christmas Eve, a sickly seamstress named Mimi (soprano Maria Kanyova) knocks on their door and writer Rodolfo (tenor Rolando Villazon) finds love. It's not the happily-ever-after kind. Directed by James Robinson of the Glimmerglass Opera of Cooperstown, N.Y.