Puccini: La bohème / Torre, Solberg, Ladjuk, Rowley, Jensen, Norwegian National Opera

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Set in the artistic but impoverished milieu of early 19th-century Paris, the tragic love of the poet Rodolfo and seamstress Mimì is one of the most affecting in all opera. La Bohème’s arias are also some of the most intensely passionate Puccini ever wrote, making it is one of the best-loved of all his works. In what Opera News called a ‘thorough rethinking and brilliant re-creation’ this exceptional Oslo production, strongly cast and conducted, and staged by internationally acclaimed director Stefan Herheim, explores the work as never before to create what The New York Times called an ‘ultimately haunting’ experience.


The impressive cast includes Diego Torre as Rodolfo and the luscious-voiced Marita Sølberg, acting and singing beautifully as Mimi…This is a bold, innovative and thought-provoking production that challenges more conventional interpretations of Puccini’s best-loved opera.

--New Classics

Product Description:

  • Release Date: June 10, 2022

  • Catalog Number: 2110728

  • UPC: 747313572854

  • Label: Naxos

  • Conductor: Eivind Gullberg Jensen

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: The Norwegian National Opera Orchestra

  • Performer: Diego Torre, Jennifer Rowley, Marita Solberg, Vasily Ladyuk