Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme
Posted 13 December 2002 - 02:30 PM
Posted 13 December 2002 - 02:36 PM
making it under 2 hours.
I always though opera was long.
Posted 13 December 2002 - 05:01 PM
Posted 13 December 2002 - 05:23 PM
My understanding is that the score of the Luhrmann production is uncut.
Posted 13 December 2002 - 05:48 PM
Posted 13 December 2002 - 09:10 PM
Posted 14 December 2002 - 02:33 AM
I just saw an interview with Baz, he said not a note was changed.
Posted 14 December 2002 - 02:40 AM
Posted 14 December 2002 - 07:00 AM
My daughter's teacher plays in the orchestra for La Boehme, and she suggested seeing it, firmly.
My main problem with the film was sensory overload. Does this production have a similar feeling?
Posted 14 December 2002 - 07:19 AM
This isn't as different from a traditional opera production as all the hype would have one expect/fear. I heard an interview on NPR in which an Opera News critic voiced his fear, prior to opening night, that the singers would be "belting" since the show is on Broadway! It's nothing like that at all.
Posted 14 December 2002 - 08:01 AM
Posted 16 December 2002 - 08:01 AM
Posted 21 December 2002 - 05:20 PM
Posted 22 December 2002 - 04:40 AM
The orchestra was more than adequate, and they have 3 rotating casts to protect the singers voices.
I think the show is meant, as it states in the playbill, to be an intro to opera.
It needs to be viewed and reviewed as a Broadway show.
Posted 22 December 2002 - 05:24 AM
My daughter's teacher is really enjoying playing in the orchestra. She has also played at the Met.
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