Puccini: La bohème – highlights (27 December 2020)

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No Christmas can pass at the Hungarian State Opera without the beautiful melodies of La bohème. Highlights from Puccini's opera were streamed from 8:00 p.m. on 27 December 2020 on Facebook and Origo.hu.

Some operas are legendary. None more so than Puccini's work telling the tale of young bohemians in Paris, in which one of the most beautiful romances in operatic literature begins with a burnt-out candle and a misplaced key.There are also legendary opera productions, such as this one directed by Kálmán Nádasdy. With Gusztáv Oláh's marvellous scenery, it is a genuine example of theatrical history that has remained on the Opera's programme calendar since 1937, with nearly 900 performances to date.

The highlights featuring costumes by Tivadar Márk were stage by Andrea Kováts.
Soloists: Orsolya Sáfár, Gergely Boncsér, Csaba Sándor, Csaba Szegedi, Marcell Bakonyi, Zita Váradi, András Hábetler, Lajos Geiger.
Pianist: Kálmán Szennai
Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák
Narrator: Dániel Mona

The performance can be viewed HERE.

Photo by Valter Berecz