Ken tackles La Boheme by Puccini, one of the most famous operas ever. The story of the love of a seamstress Mimi and a poet Rodolfo. Famous arias include "your tiny hand is frozen" (Che gelida manina). In 1984.
In Ken's version a giant copy of a Gaudier (Savage Messiah) statue dominates the stage.
And no Ken Russell opera is complete without Nazis, and
of course the production was controversial with the great-grandson of the
composer threatening legal action (from
Staged as part of
the Macerata Festival. The conductor was Josť
Collado, the designer was Richard MacDonald and the roles were played by Cecilia
Gasdia (Mimi), Elena Zilio (Musetta), Angelo Romero (Marcello), Giancarlo
Ceccarini (Schaunard) and Mario Luperi (Colline). Thanks to Joseph for the
information. The photos are by Alfredo Tabocchini, you can see many more
More stage work
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