Thursday, August 27, 2009

21C Media Group News Release: Anna Netrebko stars in La Bohème, the movie

Anna Netrebko stars in La Bohème, the movie
Feature Film Version of La Bohème, Starring Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón, Comes to Theaters Across America This September “An intimate staging of Puccini’s tragic love story, which nevertheless retains ... [read more]

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  1. Carlos
    I own the DVD of La Boheme and am not a fan of "filmed" operas. This version is beautiful, melodramatic and corny. Although the production was completely done on sets, it looks like an Italian town in the middle of a cold winter. The swing in Mimi's bedroom is really out of context. There is gorgeous singing from Villazon and Netrebko. Netrebko's portrayal of Mimi dying is just remarkable coupled with Rolando's outpouring of grief as the opera closes. Her coughing and pallor are very believable, yet you are limited by the camera's singular point of view which can be very distracting and annoying.

    I am sad to report that this DVD does not reflect the drama of a live performance such as the Salzburg Traviata, L'Elisir D'Amore, I Puritani, etc. This DVD is more like a movie than a live performance. Enjoy it for the singing and acting, but it is far different from a "live" performance. I have seen several of the MET HD performances of the past season and find some of the camera angles annoying and distracting. There is nothing truly like the excitement and memories from a live performance.

    We are truly looking forward to her live performance of La Boheme with Piotr Beczala at the MET in the upcoming season.

  2. bonjour, je crois que la performance de "la boheme" du met ne sera pas en live HD.j'espere me tromper. spirou.

  3. yes..finally! I have been waiting to see this for such a long time. Thank you Carlos for providing the link...and thank you for being kind enough to make your lovely blog public again for everyone to enjoy. Muchas gracias...agradecemos y valoramos mucho tus esfuerzos. :)

  4. Dear Carlos:
    Thank you for making your blog public again - I am your regular reader and I like Anna. I always feel proud of being Russian when I listen to her.
    In case your blog becomes unavailbale for uninvited readers again in the future, could you please put me on your guest list?
    Thank you.



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