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“La Bohème” in the Opéra de Monte-Carlo
January 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
“La Bohème” by Giacomo Puccini with Irina Lungu, Mariam Battistelli, Andeka Gorrotxategi, Davide Luciano, Boris Pinkhasovich, Nicolas Courjal, Fabrice Alibert, Guy Bonfiglio, the Chorus of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Children’s Choir of the Rainier III Academy and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Daniele Callegari, organised by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo on Friday 24 (gala), Wednesday 29 and Friday 31 January 2020, at 8 pm and Sunday 26 January, at 3 pm Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier.
Giacomo Puccini’s fourth opera and a cornerstone of the Italian lyrical repertoire, La Bohème is one of those rare operas capable of speaking directly to our deepest emotions. So gentle and fragile, Mimi is a heroine who inspires our protective instincts and embodies all the trials and tribulations of love. The opera’s success lies as much in the simplicity of its central message, as the beauty of the music. With their misfortunes, both great and small, their steadfastness in the face of ill fortune, their authentic joys and aspirations, the “Bohémiens” could be any one of us. As for Puccini, it represents the very height of his skill. His inspiration is crystal clear, the melodies are irresistible, the orchestration and harmony wonderfully refined. There is no grandiloquence, but an attention to the tiniest details of life which, imbued with passion and humanity, become powerful universal themes.