Monmouth University

Center for the Arts

Past Event

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Summer Encore Series: La Boheme

On sale May 10

Franco Zeffirelli’s picturesque staging, an audience favorite for more than 30 years, features a winning young cast, including soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the lovers Mimì and Rodolfo. Stefano Ranzani conducts.

From the 2013–14 season
Runtime: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Broadcast in HD

Box Office: 732.263.6889

Jul24, 2019

7:00 PM

Tickets: $23

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