La Bohème on video and DVD


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One of my all-time favorite opera videos is the Australian Opera's 1993 video of Puccini's La Bohème. The action is updated to the 1950's, with a good-looking cast that sings quite pleasantly, sometimes in leather jackets. The production and stage direction are quite interesting.  The stage director is Baz Luhrmann, well known as the director of the recent movie Moulin Rouge.  The video director is Geoffrey Nottage.  The cast including David Hobson as Rodolfo, Cheryl Barker as Mim&irave;, and Christine Douglas as Musetta, and the Australian Opera Chorus and Orchestra are conducted by Julian Smith. It can be ordered used on VHS (for North America) from some vendors at



Cheryl Barker--Mim´┐Ż

Christine Douglas--Musetta

David Hobson--Rodolfo

Roger Lemke--Marcello

David Lemke--Schaunard

Gary Rowley--Colline

Australian Opera Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Julian Smith

Baz Luhrmann--Stage director

Geoffrey Nottage--Video director

113 minutes

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A San Francisco performance of La Bohème with Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti can be ordered on DVD (for Europe and Japan) from

It is also available on DVD (for United States and Canada) from


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