Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: CD's
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - CD's
120 years after its very first performance, which took place at Teatro Regio di Torino, La Bohème returns to the tradition-steeped Italian opera house. With director Àlex Ollé from La Fura dels Baus and music director Gianandrea Noseda the Teatro Regio presents a spectacular, up-to-date anniversary production. For Àlex Ollé, directing the opera for the first time, “La Bohème allows the young generation to get rid of everything that prevents them from flying, feeding only on their own vitality; the real hunger of the protagonists is the hunger for life. My production is set in a modern city outskirt. It is there where, in my opinion, the intellectual matrix of the future happens; in ugly, disreputable and poor places which are authentic. In this kind of environment, where life and art - as they did in Romanticism - belong to the survivors.” “A triumphant youthful Bohème”, in which the singers excel due to their naturalness. Giorgio Berrugi sings his Rodolfo “with a luminous timbre, in refined nuances” (La Stampa), perfectly matching “Irina Lungu's full-bodied Mimì” (The London Times). All in all, “this is theatre, this is life, this is passion” (Corriere della sera).
South African soprano Kelebogile Besong makes her presence felt as the singer Musetta vivaciously singing her act two aria Quando men vo 'Musetta's waltz'.
BBC Music Magazine March 2018 Opera Choice
SOUND FORMAT: DVD: PCM 2.0, DTS 5.1
PICTURE: 16:9, HD
SUBTITLES: Italian (original language), German, English, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese
BOOKLET: English, German, French
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 112 mins
Teatro Regio di Torino, October, 2016
Irina Lungu (Mimì), Giorgio Berrugi (Rodolfo), Kelebogile Besong (Musetta), Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello), Benjamin Cho (Schaunard), Gabriele Sagona (Colline), Matteo Peirone (Benoît/Alcindoro), Cullen Gandy (Parpignol)
Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor) & Àlex Ollé (director)