1895 | 175 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday February 24, 2018


$24 General Admission, $21 Member,
$12child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Written by Giacomo Puccini

The story of four Bohemians, the poet Rodolfo, the painter Marcello, the musician Schaunard, and the philosopher Colline in an old attic.They are poor, but happy. Set around 1830 in Paris, France.

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.


"With 1,304 performances through last night, “La Bohème” is indisputably the most popular work in the Met’s repertory. No other opera has gotten as many chances on its stage in all of its history. The last time that Puccini’s venerated classic did not appear in a season was the 2012-13 season; in recent history, 2012 and 2013, 1978, 1979 and 1980 are the only calendar years that have not presented “La Bohème” at the Met.

The popularity of the work needs no explanation, and neither does Franco Zefirelli’s gorgeous production. People still marvel when the Act 2 curtain rises on the Paris square, as alive with energy as the streets outside the Metropolitan Opera. Act 3 is without a doubt the most poignant of all, the falling snow and icy atmosphere beautifully contrasted with the most riveting and emotional passages of an opera laden with them."--David Salazar, OperaWire

La Boheme

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