Looking for a date night that’s not the same old dinner and a movie? Let’s treat ourselves to The Metropolitan Opera’s performance of Puccini’s La Bohème.
The timeless masterpiece of love and loss will have us laughing, and probably maybe even crying a bit with heartfelt performances from Sopranos Nicole Car (in her highly anticipated Met debut) and Ailyn Pérez share the role of the ill-fated Mimì, opposite tenors Vittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano as the ardent poet Rodolfo. After a celebrated Met debut as Mimì in 2017, Angel Blue returns as the spitfire Musetta, and Etienne Dupuis (in his Met debut) and Lucas Meachem share the role of Marcello. James Gaffigan conducts.
At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss; on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things—a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor—that make up our everyday lives. Let’s have a tantalizing dinner at Lattanzi’s and create some memories….