2007-09-01 La Boheme (G. Puccini), Den Norske Opera (Oslo)

Mimi = Janne Berglund
Rodolfo = Luca Canonici
Marcello = Ole Jørgen Kristiansen
Musetta = Manon Strauss Evrard
Colline = Carsten Stabell
Schaunard = Paul Kong
Benoit = Ragnar Ulfung
Alcindoro = Markus Kvits
Parpingol = Arild Eriksen

Philippe Auguin, conductor

Regi - Wilhelm Sandven
Scenografi - Herman Bendixen
Kostymer - Kari Andersen/ Herman Bendixen
Kormester - Steffen Kammler

Opera i 3 akter av Giacomo Puccini

Libretto: Luigi Illica og Giuseppe Giacosa
Fremføres på italiensk
Norske overtekster
Spilletid: ca. 2t 30min

Sesongpremiere: 29/8
Spilledager: 31/8, 1/9, 3/9, 17/9, 19/9

Musikalsk ledelse: Phillipe Auguin

Den Norske Operas kor
Den Norske Operas orkester
Standing ovation for what?

Must have been for Puccini and his opera. Not for this performance, not in my book anyway. Luca Canonici as Rodolfo was a disappointment, vocally and acting. Act 1 was a mess. Janne Berglund was too healthy to be Mimi. Act 1 meeting did not feel romantic. Act 2 was better but did not like the voice of Musetta. Act 3+4 was best. But I did not feel anything when Mimi died.

Even with a fever and almost no voice would Dessi/Armiliato had been better than this, and a standing ovation would have been very much in order.
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