Bohème (Lungu)


Puccini La Bohème opera to libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Directed 2016 by Àlex Ollé at the Teatro Regio di Torino. Stars Irina Lungu (Mimì), Giorgio Berrugi (Rodolfo), Kelebogile Besong (Musetta), Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello), Benjamin Cho (Schaunard), Gabriele Sagona (Colline), Matteo Peirone (Benoît/Alcindoro), and Cullen Gandy (Parpignol). Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino. Set design by Alfons Flores; costume and set designs by Lluc Castells; lighting design by Urs Schonebaum; video direction by Tiziano Mancini. Released 2017, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Hugo Shirley, writing in the December 2017 Gramophone (pages 113-114) says the cast here is "eminently likeable" and approves the show as "a touching and recommendable modern-dress Bohème." Shirley does complain that Tiziano Mancini's video is "occasionally oveactive" in zooming in for close-ups of director touches that are obvious enough to the audience without any help.

Here's the official trailer: