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05 Jul 2005

La Bohème in Zurich — Two Reviews

Giacomo Puccini’s “La Boheme” is really a winter piece. It is the cold and the dark that draw seamstress Mimi together with poet Rodolfo. Christmas in Cafe Momus brings the illusion of warmth, though not even the spring of the last act can take the chill from dying Mimi’s hands.


Cristina Gallardo-Domâs, Marcello Giordani (Photo: Suzanne Schwiertz)

Zwischen Gefühl und Moderne

VON WILHELM SINKOVICZ [Die Presse, 5 July 05]

Puccinis "Bohème" in Zürich. Franz Welser-Möst las eine viel geprüfte Partitur neu.

Am Nachmittag war bekannt gege ben worden, dass Franz Welser- Möst seine Arbeit in Zürich fortset zen wird: Bis 2012 wird er als Generalmusikdirektor dem Opernhaus zur Verfügung stehen. Am Abend demonstrierte er, was das bedeuten könnte: Die Premiere von Puccinis "Bohème" wurde vor allem dank der enorm differenzierten Orchesterleistung zu einem bemerkenswerten Ereignis.

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Puccini's `La Boheme' Gets Classic Staging at Zurich Opera

By Shirley Apthorp [Bloomberg.com, 5 July 05]

Giacomo Puccini's "La Boheme" is really a winter piece. It is the cold and the dark that draw seamstress Mimi together with poet Rodolfo. Christmas in Cafe Momus brings the illusion of warmth, though not even the spring of the last act can take the chill from dying Mimi's hands.

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