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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



Mark Valencia
Fanfare, March 2019

Antonio Pappano’s conducting is almost spiritual in its aptness. It’s a score he knows inside out and that shows in the ravishing phrasing and moments of accentuation with which he colors it, and the ROH Orchestra and Chorus respond superbly to their Music Director. As for Jones, his direction of the actors, unblinkingly captured by Rhodri Huw’s HD cameras, is convincingly detailed and emotionally heartbreaking. © 2019 Fanfare Read complete review



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




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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