PucciniLa Bohème

Director: Stefan Herheim
Conductor: Eivind Gullberg Jensen
Artists: Diego Torre, Vasilij Ladjuk, Marita Sølberg, Jennifer Rowley, Giovanni Battista Parodi, Espen Langvik
Release date: Oct 15, 2012

The New York Times

The director Stefan Herheim creates productions that are larger than life: intellectually charged but joyously theatrical. Little of his work has been captured on DVD, which makes this 'Bohème,' which he made for the Norwegian National Opera, a must-have. Mr. Herheim deconstructs the traditional sets of the company's previous production, creating a mixture of old and new with a sober twist: Mimì dies of cancer at the start, and the opera is reconfigured as Rodolfo's refusal to admit it. The production is a surreal, moving experience: sometimes mystifying but ultimately haunting.

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