PUCCINI'S LA BOHEME ACTS I, II, III and IV: Two DVDsFASTFORWARD MUSIC Book Number: 82776 Product format: Unknown
Two 55 minute colour DVDs of this fantastic production performed by the Canadian Opera Company. Many people who are hooked on opera are hooked on La Bohème which features the most loved arias in an emotionally wrenching tale of doomed love. Paris, the Latin Quarter, Christmas Eve 1830 and Marcello, an artist and Rodolfo a poet are joined in their garret by philosopher Colline and musician Schaunard who bring food and drink. Rodolfo burns some of his manuscripts to keep them warm and all leave except him who promises to join them on finishing a piece he is writing. Left to himself, Rodolfo is interrupted by a knock on the door. It's Mimi, a consumptive seamstress in need of a light for her candle. Within minutes they have fallen in love. In the second DVD we continue with the most heart-breaking love story of all time. You'd have to be particularly hard-hearted not to respond to Puccini's sumptuous score. 'Che Geliva Manina' (Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen) must be one of the most popular of all tenor arias whilst the answering 'Si, mi chiamano Mimi' (Yes, they call me Mimi) is hardly less well loved. Quando me' n vo (When I am out walking) known as Musetta's Waltz and the melting quartet from 'Addio, dolce svegliare' will be recognised with affection. Two 55 minute colour DVDs.
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