Opera Highlights

Boheme

This is a type of recording rather than a type of music but I present it here as a way to get introduced to opera without listening to the entire opera which like most films, does contain some slow moments.  This CD is of the ill fated, but quite good Luhrmann production of La Boheme.   It looked like a wonderful adaptation of the original and yet there was enough non interest that it closed after a few months.  I should have flown to NYC to see it.  I think it would have been worth it.  The singing is quite good and I highly recommend it.  They never produced a CD of the entire opera which is a shame.  I must admit that La Boheme is among my favorite works.  Rather than go through the entire story i will summarize it into boy meets girl, they fall in love, and then she dies of tuberculosis.  It is all a rather sad story but the music is great.