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One of the world's most beloved operas, "La Bohème" is, along with Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca" and "Madama Butterfly", one of the pillars of the Italian repertory. This production of "La Bohème" scored a trio of "firsts": it was the first opera film to be produced by Unitel, the first music film conducted by Herbert von Karajan, and the first major film production by Franco Zeffirelli (Romeo and Juliet, Jesus of Nazareth). Produced in 1965, it was based on Zeffirelli's acclaimed 1963 La Scala production and features Mirella Freni and Gianni Raimondi as the star-crossed lovers. Karajan conducts the chorus and orchestra of Milan's La Scala. The production is still considered today one of the finest treatments of opera on film and a classic of opera performance in the 20th century.

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  • Production Year:

    1965

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    0+

  • Audio Language:

    Italian

  • Subtitle Language:

    English

  • Country:

    Switzerland

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