Metropolitan Opera: La Bohème

Jan 24, 2020

Matthew Polenzani as Rodolfo and Ailyn Pérez as Mimì in Puccini's "La Bohème."
Credit Evan Zimmerman / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with La Bohème, Puccini’s cherished opera about youth, love, and loss.

The performance, taped earlier this season, stars Ailyn Pérez as the seamstress Mimì and Matthew Polenzani as the smitten poet Rodolfo. Olga Kulchynska sings Musetta, the role of her company debut this season, and David Bizic is Musetta’s on-and-off-again lover Marcello.

Two other bohemians are also sung by artists who debuted this season: Andrey Zhilikhovsky as Schaunard and Jongmin Park as Colline.

Marco Armiliato conducts Puccini’s great romantic tragedy.

La Bohème will be heard over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25.

To view and English translation of the libretto, click here.