La Bohème
Opens Oct 10 1h 55m
La Bohème

La Bohème NYC Reviews and Tickets

(34 Reviews)
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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 (34)

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73 Reviews | 13 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.

60 Reviews | 4 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.

52 Reviews | 18 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 | 131 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

85 Reviews | 6 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if you want to experience opera at its best. I am not an opera fan and I loved every moment. Makes me want to see more opera. This was perfect

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. I am not an opera fan & I loved it. I deeply listed to the music as they sang & wow what a difference

194 Reviews | 24 Followers
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if A classic opera. Don’t miss the great chorus scene in Art 2

Don't see it if Not into opera or serious entertainment

243 Reviews | 38 Followers
Exquisite, Masterful, Great writing, Great singing, 2 equines, no waiting.

See it if The playbill says it's the world's most popular opera & it probably deserves to be; no part of this doesn't work. Great end to the season.

Don't see it if Look, if you like opera at all, this is a great one; by turns funny and tragic. And they have a horse AND a donkey onstage at the same time.

990 Reviews | 298 Followers
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.

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
April 23rd, 2023

"All in all, it was clear who the central figure of this “Bohème” was: the man waving the baton."
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The New York Times
November 10th, 2021

"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

"'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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