Baz Luhrmann's Production of Puccini's La Boheme on Broadway La Boheme was one of many sources lurking behind Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge and its "Bohemian ideals," and the director's affection for the tear-jerking opera shines… 2002-12-10 Soundtracks
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Baz Luhrmann's Production of Puccini's La Boheme on Broadway (2002)

Details Release Date: Dec 10, 2002; Genre: Soundtracks

La Boheme was one of many sources lurking behind Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge and its ''Bohemian ideals,'' and the director's affection for the tear-jerking opera shines through in this souvenir of highlights from his current staging. The three alternating casts, sampled in turn, are always adequate and occasionally exquisite (especially Ekaterina Solovyeva's Mimi). If this isn't a first choice among recordings, it approaches the intensity of passion that opera at its best embodies.

Originally posted Jan 03, 2003 Published in issue #689 Jan 03, 2003 Order article reprints
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