You may have gone to the movie theater hundreds of times and never noticed that Cinemark plays live performances of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City right here in Louisville. Tomorrow night be sure to see a performance of Puccini’s La Bohème, perhaps the most popular opera in the world and certainly one of the most transfixing.
An opera in four acts, La Bohème’s libretto is based on Henri Murger’s novel, La vie de bohème, a collection of vignettes that portray young bohemians living in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s. The work premiered in 1896 and has since enjoyed a cultural influence unlike anything else. There have been numerous adaptations including the recent film, Moulin Rouge! and musical Rent.
This Met broadcast is of Franco Zeffirelli’s production and is conducted by Stefano Ranzani. It also features an all-star cast with Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Anita Hartig as Mimì and Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello.
Showtime is this Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30 pm at Cinemark Theaters. More information can be found here.
Also be sure to add to your calendar Mozart's Così fan tutte on April 26th and Rossini’s La Cenerentola on May 10th.
(Photo courtesy of www.totalguidetobath.com.)
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