Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Live in HD Preview: Sonya Yoncheva & Michael Fabiano Star in ‘La Bohème’

By David Salazar

This Saturday, audiences around the world will get a chance to see Puccini’s “La Bohème” in cinemas as part of the company’s famed Live in HD broadcast.

The showcase kicks off at 12:25 p.m. EDT and will star Sonya Yoncheva as Mimì, Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo, Susanna Phillips as Musetta, Lucas Meachem as Marcelo, Alexey Lavrov as Schaunard, and Matthew Rose as Colline. The performance will be led by conductor Marco Armiliato.

The total performance is slated to run for approximately three hours. This will be the third time that the famed Puccini opera gets an HD broadcast. The company showed the work for the first time in cinemas during the 2007-08 season with a cast that starred Ramón Vargas, Angela Gheorghiu, and Ludovic Tezier. In 2013-14, Vittorio Grigolo starred alongside Kristine Opolais, who stepped in that very morning to cover for an ailing Anita Hartig.

This is the latest work in the Live in HD transmission of the season. It will then be “Semiramide” on March 10, “Così fan tutte” on March 31, “Luisa Miller” on April 14 and “Cendrillon” on April 28.