La Bohème: Met Opera Encore


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jun 29 12:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Met Opera Summer Encore
Release Year:From the 2013-2014 season
Run Time:2 hours, 14 minutes
Met Company
Conductor:Stefano Ranzani
Opera Company:Kristine Opolais
Vittorio Grigolo


Puccini’s La Bohème
from the 2013–14 season

Cast: Kristine Opolais and Vittorio Grigolo

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the encore of the Met Opera’s “La Bohème” (from the 2013/2014 season) on Saturday, June 29 at 12 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. 

Franco Zeffirelli’s picturesque staging of Puccini’s “La Bohème”, an audience favorite for more than 30 years, features a winning young cast, including soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the lovers Mimì and Rodolfo. Stefano Ranzani conducts.

Paris, the 1830s. The near-destitute painter Marcello and poet Rodolfo live with their roommates, Colline and Schaunard, in a garret in the Latin Quarter. As his friends leave to celebrate Christmas at the Café Momus, Rodolfo stays home to write. He meets his pretty neighbor Mimì, and the two fall in love at first sight. Arm in arm, they leave to join his friends.

At the café, Marcello’s former sweetheart Musetta  makes a noisy entrance on the arm of her elderly but wealthy lover Alcindoro, arousing Marcello’s jealousy. Tumult ensues, and Musetta, having sent Alcindoro away, eventually falls into Marcello’s arms.

Weeks later, Mimì comes to see Marcello on the outskirts of Paris and tells him of her distress over Rodolfo’s jealousy. She says it is best that they part. Rodolfo, on the other hand, wants to separate from Mimì because he thinks that her illness can only grow worse in the poverty they share. Mimì tearfully says goodbye to him, but overcome with emotion, the two decide to remain together until spring.

Now separated from their girlfriends, Rodolfo and Marcello lament their loneliness. Musetta arrives with Mimì, who is mortally ill. Left alone, Mimì and Rodolfo recall their first happy days. The others return, and Mimì dies, leaving Rodolfo heartbroken.