La Boheme
Opens Apr 21 2h 5m
La Boheme
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La Boheme NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting

About the Show

The Met celebrates the 40th anniversary of Franco Zeffirelli’s beloved staging. 

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Member Reviews (15)

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871 Reviews | 251 Followers
90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to indulge in Puccini's excellent score with grand voices & costumes on Zeffirelli's superb staging-an experience from the 1st note

Don't see it if you do not like 3+ hour productions including two half hour intermissions.

700 Reviews | 106 Followers
93
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

297 Reviews | 74 Followers
88
Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Beautiful singing and staging of this world famous opera it is quite the experience and not to be missed.

Don't see it if This is the perfect Opera to see for the first time experiencing a spectacle of this magnitude. Just wonderful in all regards.

291 Reviews | 36 Followers
88
Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Beautiful production. Probably the most ideal in the entire repertory. Sets get applause, characters are lovable, music is sublime.

Don't see it if you need happy endings. you do not like music. you are not romantic. Otherwise it is a must-see

189 Reviews | 24 Followers
90
Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to hear great music and singing! It is a classic opera. Huge chorus and lively dancing too!

Don't see it if You are not into opera!, and very sad stories! Read more

158 Reviews | 22 Followers
80
Delightful, Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want a nice romantic evening or want to hear that beautiful first act another time, sung very well. See it if you like Rent!

Don't see it if you don’t like opera or don’t need to see Boheme for the 5th or 10th time.

68 Reviews | 7 Followers
86
Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you like detailed stage designs, you enjoyed the plot of Rent, or you like classical music.

Don't see it if you like simplicity, you aren't a fan of period pieces, you disliked the plot of Rent.

57 Reviews | 12 Followers
75
Masterful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like a beautifully staged and sung production of an opera standard.

Don't see it if you don't like opera, or seek a fresh experimental take on a classic. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

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."
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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."
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