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BBC Music Magazine, August 2019

PUCCINI, G.: Bohème (La) [Opera] (Royal Opera House, 2017) (NTSC) OA1272D
PUCCINI, G.: Bohème (La) [Opera] (Royal Opera House, 2017) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7248D

The most satisfying La Bohéme is one of the most recent—a performance on DVD and Blu-Ray from the Royal Opera House with a near faultless Mimí in Nicole Car and Michael Fabiano’s anguished Rodolfo. © 2019 BBC Music Magazine



Robert J Farr
MusicWeb International, January 2019

Nicole Car as Mimì makes an immediate vocal impact in her interpretation and maintained a good quality of singing and characterization throughout. Her appearance on stage, at the entrance to the garret seeking a light for her candle, is marred by her unnecessary and startling physical collapse, and even quicker recovery… © 2019 MusicWeb International Read complete review



David Reynolds
American Record Guide, January 2019

This production’s strength is the interactions of the characters…

All the cast acts honestly without pretension and looks their roles. The conductor’s enthusiasm is contagious… © 2019 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Opera, January 2019

PUCCINI, G.: Bohème (La) [Opera] (Royal Opera House, 2017) (NTSC) OA1272D
PUCCINI, G.: Bohème (La) [Opera] (Royal Opera House, 2017) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7248D

“Nicole Car, meanwhile, shows herself a direct and expressive actress, notable for impassioned vocalism that helps her create a more assertive Mimí than usual, in no sense a ‘little woman’”. © 2019 Opera




Opera Now, December 2018

Pappano leads an exuberant performance from the pit, all the more to relish the pathos when it comes. © 2018 Opera Now




BBC Music Magazine, December 2018

PUCCINI, G.: Bohème (La) [Opera] (Royal Opera House, 2017) (NTSC) OA1272D 
PUCCINI, G.: Bohème (La) [Opera] (Royal Opera House, 2017) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7248D

This new production for the Royal Opera glows with warmth. Antonio Pappano is in his element relishing every detail in Puccini’s score slipping into the Act I duet for Rodolfo and Mimì as if we’d never heard it before. © 2018 BBC Music Magazine



Guy Rickards
Gramophone, November 2018

Antonio Pappano is always terrific in Puccini. His pacing and attention to orchestral detail are superb and he draws highly sympathetic playing from his orchestra. © 2018 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone





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