Salzburg Festival 2012: La Bohème
|Orchestra:||Wiener Philharmoniker / Chorus: KV Wiener Staatsopernchor, SALZBURGER FESTSPIELE KINDERCH|
|Director:||Brian Large / Damiano Michieletto|
|Producers:||A production of ORF, ZDF, NHK and UNITEL in cooperation with Wiener Philharmoniker, Salzburg Festival and CLASSICA|
For the first time in its long history, the Salzburg Festival performs Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème in the Great Festival Hall, offering a unique and rare music highlight. Anna Netrebko wins acclaim yet again in the lead role, giving a “deeply melancholic reading of Mimi”, according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Completing the dream couple she has Piotr Beczala at her side, whose rock-solid tenor voice keeps you with him at every turn.The protagonists are supported by a cheeky Nino Machaidze as Musetta and a strong male ensemble headed up by a resourceful Alessio Arduini. Daniele Gatti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic ensured “shimmering transparency of sound … And Italian style” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and “reveals the orchestral sound, bringing the tone colours to full glow” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).