The spectacular work of Franco Zeffirelli – La Boheme, returns to the Metropolitan Opera once again, this time to celebrate its 40th anniversary with the company.

Franco Zeffirelli – La Boheme

As one of the most famous works in the world, Zeffirelli’s La Boheme has developed into one of the most popular metropolitan traditions. Prepare to be transported to the snowy streets of 19th Century Paris. It’s where Puccini’s group of ill-fated bohemians collide in this epic tale of romance and tragedy that echoes through the ages.

This is a four-act tragedy, the story goes deep into Paris in the 1830s. There, a group of struggling artists lived in impoverished slum conditions, but they were determined to celebrate love with simple glory.

Plot

When Rudolph helped his beautiful neighbor Mimi find her key in the dark, their hands touched and attracted each other. Then the story went on for a few months, where Mimi was found to be terminally ill due to consumption. Even though they had broken up, Rudolph still cared deeply about her and was heartbroken when she heard that she was about to die. . He took her to the sofa upstairs, stroked her, and she passed away in his arms.

Franco Zeffirelli

Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli is an Italian director and producer of opera, film, and television. From 1994 to 2001, he was also a senator of the center-right Forza Italia party in Italy. Some of his opera designs and productions have become global classics.

He is also known for directing several films. Especially the romantic drama “Romeo and Juliet” (1968). For it he was nominated for the Oscar for Best Director. “The Taming of the Shrew”, which he collaborated with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in 1967. This is still the most famous film adaptation of the show. His miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth” (1977) has won national and international acclaim. And it is still regularly shown on Christmas and Easter in many countries. Zeffirelli was the main director of opera production in Italy and elsewhere in Europe and the United States in the 1950s. He started his career in the theater as Luchino Visconti’s assistant.

Credits: newyorkcitytheater.com; Metropolitan opera official website

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