Metropolitan Opera 2021-22 Review: La Bohème

By David Salazar, Opera Wire. Anita Hartig & Artur Rucinski Shines in Mixed Bag Performance By David Salazar On Nov. 17, 2021, the Metropolitan Opera presented the third performance of its 2021-22 run of Puccini’s seminal “La Bohème.” Franco Zeffirelli’s production is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is arguably the company’s most iconic. There was something quite uplifting about seeing the curtain rise on this expansive set, brimming with life and energy, especially after the time period we all lived through. The audience enthusiasm added to this, with the customary applause for Act two’s opening moments more effusive than ever.