La Bohème (James)

Puccini La Bohème opera to libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Directed 2012 by Davide Livermore at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. Stars Gal James (Mimi), Aquiles Machado (Rodolfo) , Carmen Romeu (Musetta), Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello), Gianluca Buratto (Coline), Mattia Olivieri (Schaunard), and Matteo Peirone (Benoît). Riccardo Chailly conducts the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, the Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana (Chorus Master Francesc Peralas), the Escola Coral Veus Juntes de Quart de Poblet [Children's Choir "Voices Together" of the Poblet Municipality of Valencia] , and the Escolania de la Mare de Deu dels Desemparats [Children's Choir of Our Lady of the Forsaken]. Has as a bonus extra "The Making of La Bohème in Valencia." Directed for TV by Michael Beyer; produced by Paul Smaczny. Released 2013, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: Help!

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