Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
Classical Music Home > PUCCINI: Boheme (La) (PAL)

PUCCINI: Boheme (La) (PAL)


About this Recording

PUCCINI: Boheme (La) (PAL)

DVD Clip

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

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in North and South America

Physical Release: 04/2003

For Germany and Europe:
Buy from
For Worldwide:
Buy from Presto Classical
For U.S.:
Barnes & Nobles
For U.K. Only:
Buy from
For Sweden:
Buy from Ginza
For Germany:
Buy from
For Sweden:
Buy from Naxos Sweden


 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
11:50:10 PM, 4 October 2015
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2015 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.