Monday, August 16, 2010

Addicted to Opera

There are a lot of recordings of La Bohème. I mean, A LOT. (Almost 100 complete recordings.) So how do you know which one to buy? I called upon Opera Colorado’s General Director Greg Carpenter to pick out a few of his favorites.

La Bohème
Deutsche Grammophon – 2008 (CD)
This CD features Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon as the doomed lovers Mimì and Rodolfo. Conducted by Bertrand De Billy.

Decca – 1999 (CD)
Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna
Riccardo Chailly
Performed at La Scala

Deutsche Grammophon – 2005 (DVD)
Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti
Italian with subtitles
Conducted by James Levine (1977 Met production)

What are some of your favorites? Comment here, or e-mail me at  

Ciao for now!

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