1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
Opera in four acts.
Based on the novel by Henry Murger.
Program notes and synopsis by Karina Saligmann, in German with English and French translations (12 pages : portraits) inserted in container.
Stage director, Ettore Scola ; set designer, Luciano Ricceri ; costume designer, Cristina Da Rold ; lighting designer, Valerio Alfieri ; video director, Francesca Nesler.
Daniela Dessì (Mimì) ; Alida Berti (Musetta) ; Fabio Armiliato (Rodolfo) ; Alessandro Luongo (Marcello) ; Federico Longhi (Schaunard) ; Marco Spotti (Colline) ; supporting soloists ; Orchestra e Coro del Festival Puccini ; Coro delle voci bianche del Festival Puccini ; Valerio Galli, conductor.
Recorded at the 60th Puccini Festival 2014 July 25-August 30, Gran teatro all'aperto Giacomo Puccini, Torre del Lago Puccini.
Puccini's bittersweet opera of high-spirited bohemians and the doomed love between Rodolfo, the idealistic poet and Mimi, the consumptive flower-maker, is a beautifully balanced series of tableaux depicting the infectious joie de vivre of youth and the tragic waste of disease and separation.
Quebec's Régie du cinéma rating: General.
Sung in Italian, with optional subtitles in Italian, German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.