PUCCINI La Bohème Levine DVD-VIDEO

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GIACOMO PUCCINI

La Bohème
Teresa Stratas · José Carreras · Renata Scotto
Richard Stilwell · Allan Monk · James Morris
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
James Levine
Production: Franco Zeffirelli
Int. Release 02 Oct. 2009
1 DVD-Video
DVD-VIDEO NTSC 0440 073 4539 9 GH
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Picture Format: 4:3
Subtitles: Italian/German/English/French/Spanish/Chinese
A production of Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.
Zeffirelli's legendary 1981 Met staging of Puccini's La Bohème on DVD


Track List

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

Richard Stilwell, José Carreras, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

James Morris, José Carreras, Richard Stilwell, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Richard Stilwell, James Morris, José Carreras, Allan Monk, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Richard Stilwell, Allan Monk, José Carreras, James Morris, Italo Tajo, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

José Carreras, Teresa Stratas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Teresa Stratas, José Carreras, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

José Carreras, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Teresa Stratas, José Carreras, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

10.
0:43

Allan Monk, James Morris, Richard Stilwell, José Carreras, Teresa Stratas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

José Carreras, Richard Stilwell, Teresa Stratas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Act 2

Allan Monk, James Morris, José Carreras, Dale Caldwell, Teresa Stratas, Richard Stilwell, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

José Carreras, Dale Caldwell, Richard Stilwell, James Morris, Allan Monk, Teresa Stratas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Richard Stilwell, José Carreras, James Morris, Allan Monk, Teresa Stratas, Italo Tajo, Renata Scotto, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Renata Scotto, Richard Stilwell, Teresa Stratas, José Carreras, Allan Monk, James Morris, Italo Tajo, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Renata Scotto, Richard Stilwell, Allan Monk, James Morris, Teresa Stratas, José Carreras, Italo Tajo, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Renata Scotto, James Morris, José Carreras, Allan Monk, Richard Stilwell, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Act 3

James Brewer, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Teresa Stratas, Glenn Bater, James Brewer, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Richard Stilwell, Teresa Stratas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

José Carreras, Richard Stilwell, Teresa Stratas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Teresa Stratas, José Carreras, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Renata Scotto, José Carreras, Teresa Stratas, Richard Stilwell, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Act 4

Richard Stilwell, José Carreras, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

José Carreras, Richard Stilwell, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

27.
3:58

José Carreras, Richard Stilwell, Allan Monk, James Morris, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Renata Scotto, Richard Stilwell, José Carreras, Allan Monk, James Morris, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

James Morris, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

James Morris, Allan Monk, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

31.
5:37

Teresa Stratas, José Carreras, Allan Monk, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Renata Scotto, José Carreras, Richard Stilwell, Teresa Stratas, Allan Monk, James Morris, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Total Playing Time 2:04:08

Zeffirelli's Met production is unashamedly a spectacular but in its 1982 staging the cast is a remarkable one, led by Teresa Stratas, Renata Scotto and José Carreras.

It's traditional, yes, spectacular, yes, but every single movement comes from the score and from Zefirelli's fidelity to the composer. The cast is headed by Jose Carreras at his best, the meltingly lovely Teresa Stratas and Renata Scotto as Musetta. James Levine shares Zefirelli's passion for the piece.

. . . José Carreras als feuriger, eifersüchtiger, aber auch einfühlsamer Rodolfo mit großartigem, sehr kraftvollem Tenor mit Schmelz . . . Teresa Stratas ist eine Mimi in zierlicher, bleicher und wunderschön entrückter Gestalt und Ausstrahlung.

. . . Levine est là, magnifique comme toujours, et l'orchestre puccinien a rarement sonné avec autant de poésie.