Oh, I just love Vittorio Grigolo’s italianate singing and passionate acting! As gorgeous as this sounds, there is nothing like hearing it live. There’s a brilliant resonance in the house that’s just gorgeous. He’s everything a Rodolfo should be.
In this photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera, Vittorio Grigolo portrays Rodolfo with Kristine Opolais as Mimi in the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD broadcast of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” Saturday, April 5, 2014 in New York. Opolais made Metropolitan Opera history Saturday, stepping in for an ailing soprano to make her second company role debut in a span of 24 hours. On Friday night, Opolais sang Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” (AP Photo/Metropolitan Opera, Marty Sohl)
Kristine Opolais, Howard Watkins
I saw today’s Boheme today at the Met, which I assume this is for. The performance was wonderful, especially considering the fact that we had a surprise Mimi. She did beautifully. Vittorio Grigolo’s singing was gorgeous, and his Rodolfo was so romantic!
I love The Met and the internets. Here’s the final scene I was whining about.
I also think I’ve found Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay. There’s an extra passing tone, but a sequence of it begins at 10:00 with the clarinet.
Evidently, the similarity has been noted before: