Met Summer Encores: La Bohème
Wed, Aug 3 1:30 & 6:30pm
Puccini's timeless love story, which includes some of its composer's most beloved music, has moved generations of opera lovers since its 1896 world premiere. This encore performance from 2018, includes a cast of celebrated young artists. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva is the fragile seamstress Mimì, who instantly falls in love with the passionate poet Rodolfo, sung by tenor Michael Fabiano. Soprano Susanna Phillips and baritone Lucas Meachem trade both spars and kisses as the on-again-off-again lovers Musetta and Marcello, with bass Matthew Rose and baritone Alexey Lavrov rounding out the rambunctious gang of bohemian friends in Franco Zeffirelli's classic staging, an audience favorite for more than 40 years. Marco Armiliato conducts.