La Bohème
Opens Nov 13 3h 0m
La Bohème

La Bohème NYC Reviews and Tickets

(453 Ratings)
Members say
Absorbing, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

About the Show

Puccini's classic tale of young love, featuring brilliant casts and captivating performances.

Read more Show less

Show-Score Member Reviews (70)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
102 Reviews | 34 Followers
A great first opera for your teens, Three hours flew by like a dove in heat, Heaven for the ear, Poverty, love & illness were never so enchanting, Visually stunning

See it if This is the third time I've seen this production. Won't be the last. Puccini's neuroses have created great art with the aid of Zeffirelli.

Don't see it if u don't feel true love can bloom in 5 minutes w/ the aid of a blown out candle & a misplaced key. The finale with the muff is unforgettable

63 Reviews | 13 Followers
Must see, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you want to see one of the best stagings of the Met opera. It’s delightful from the beginning to the end, for all ages, and so entertaining

Don't see it if you are in a more introspective mood, or prefer minimalist, experimental stagings.

97 Reviews | 15 Followers
Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You're a fan, or you've never seen an opera. This is a superlative production of an opera that is deservedly the world's most popular

Don't see it if You hate opera.

80 Reviews | 13 Followers
Better than rent, Great singing, of course., Epic, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if You like spectacles. This opera is what the Met is all about--huge staging, amazing voices, a wonderful story. I go every year.

Don't see it if you hate opera (even if you never saw one)...Do not want two endless intermissions turning a 2 1/2 hour show into a 3 1/2 hour show.

57 Reviews | 19 Followers
Dramatic, Tattoos & rippedjeans, Update works, Lead singers outstanding, Must see

See it if you enjoy updated classics

Don't see it if You do not like opera

812 Reviews | 133 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like an opera where the characters are real to life, the lyrics are intelligent and witty and the production and staging are magnificant

Don't see it if you don't like opera of any kind even if the music is beautiful and the story is wonderful. Read more

91 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if Excellent production & singing. A good first opera to see, very accessible and beautiful singing and arias

Don't see it if All excellent. See even if you think you don't like opera, very accessible and lovely arias, good story.

113 Reviews | 10 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love opera

Don't see it if You hate opera

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
April 23rd, 2023
For a previous production

"All in all, it was clear who the central figure of this “Bohème” was: the man waving the baton."
Read more

The New York Times
November 10th, 2021
For a previous production

"Critic's Pick!...Even in a good performance of this well-known staple, it’s hard for a conductor’s work to stand out against the singers’ voices, which usually claim our attention. But on Tuesday, when “Bohème” returned to the Metropolitan Opera — in Franco Zeffirelli’s enduringly popular production, and with an appealing cast in place — the star of the evening was the conductor, Eun Sun Kim, in her Met debut. Last month, Kim made history at the San Francisco Opera as the first woman music director of a major American opera company. And at the Met this week, she did the job with musicianly care, assured technical command, subtlety and imagination. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard Puccini’s score so freshly played."
Read more

Front Row Center
June 17th, 2022
For a previous production

"'La Bohéme' is for everyone. Its appeal is universal. Set in beautiful Paris, it is visceral, romantic, sad, lovestruck, fun, and more – all rolled into one."
Read more