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GIACOMO PUCCINI’s immortal opera is brought to life in a lavish new feature-film version directed by Academy Award nominee ROBERT DORNHELM (The Children of Theatre Street), produced by Jan Mojto's Unitel, one of the largest producers of audiovisual classical music films in the world, and starring the opera world's “dream team”, soprano ANNA NETREBKO and tenor ROLANDO VILLAZÓN.
Features two of opera’s biggest superstars, Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón, in the roles they have performed to live audiences all over the world;
Comprehensive and successful commercial run in cinemas, screening in all major towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, and opening in London’s Barbican Centre and Apollo West End to excellent figures, and outstanding success on DVD (released 2nd March 2009)
Exclusive bonus features, including in-depth interviews with stars Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón and director Robert Dornhelm, “The Making of La Bohème”, stills gallery, trailer and limited edition collector’s booklet.
“Succulently dramatic… a tribute to the stars’ power” The Times
“breathtakingly dramatic and emotional… full to the brim with some of the best vocal talents of today” Opera Now
“beautifully sung all round” Philip French, The Observer
“the world’s finest soprano-tenor team… Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón don’t only sing with beauty and power; they can also act” The Evening Standard
Audio: DD2.0 & DTS-HD MA 5.1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Feature Running Time: 100 mins
Italian with optional English subtitles
“Bohème has attracted filmmakers since silent days, but never as convincingly as this. …Oscar-nominated director Robert Dornhelm lends the story a darker glow, with Bertrand de Billy's soft-centred but warm conducting and two superb star performances. Villazón as Rodolfo... sings with a focused intensity which at time recalls Caruso, and makes a scruffily credible hero... Netrebko's creamy-voiced Mimì is no naïve little seamstress; her scarlet satin and glamour-girl make-up suggests she's been around... but her anguish in Act III is no less heartfelt. Dornhelm's sombrely sumptuous images capture a credibly chilly, squalid, yet defiantly romantic milieu. ...the lovers' sheer intensity and Dornhelm's cinematic vision, expanded in the accompanying documentary, make this one of the finest opera films ever - unmissable.”
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