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PUCCINI: Bohème (La) (PAL)


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PUCCINI: Bohème (La) (PAL)

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Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924)

La Bohème

Cheryl Barker, David Hobson, Roger Lemke, Christine Douglas, Gary Rowley, David Lemke, Opera Australia Chorus, Ballet and Orchestra, Julian Smith

Production Director: Baz Luhrmann

PAL 100 954

Running Time: 113 minutes
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound: PCM Stereo
Region Code: PAL 2, 5
Menu Languages: GB, D, F SP
Subtitles: I, GB, D, F SP
Recording Date: 1993

Recorded live from the Sydney Opera House, this Australian Opera production of Puccini's perennial favourite was staged by the creative team who made the hit film Strictly Ballroom - director Baz Luhrmann and designers Catherine Martin and Bill Marron.

They have crafted a compelling and artful reworking of the opera, using the post-war privations of 1950s Paris as a convincing setting, and capturing, above all else, the youthfulness and intensity of the story with a raw sincerity.

This Bohème throbs with passion and its vivid feeling of reality serves to make the story even more poignant:

"Luhrmann is not afraid as a director to embrace the much-derided concepts of love and romance and run with them. Rather than overly complicate matters, he exposes and then celebrates the simplicity of the material." Star Observer

Puccini, Giacomo

Giacosa, Giuseppe; Illica, Luigi

Smith, Julian

Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Opera Australia Chorus

Barker, Cheryl; Douglas, Christine; Hobson, David; Lemke, David; Lemke, Roger; Rowley, Gary

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 100954

Barcode: 4006680109541

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Physical Release: 04/2003

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