Ana María Martínez returns to Paris for La Bohème at the Bastille
This month, Ana María Martínez returns to France for the Opéra National de Paris’s La Bohème at the Opéra Bastille. Starring in Jonathan Miller’s production, conducted in this run by Sir Mark Elder, the soprano reprises her acclaimed account of Mimì opposite Khachatur Badalyan as Rodolfo. Mariangela Sicilia sings Musetta and Tassis Christoyannis is heard as Marcello.
Of her appearance in the role in 2013 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Tribune raved that “Martínez knows a lot about how to strum those heartstrings and does so wonderfully here. The Puerto Rico-born soprano sounded fresh and radiant…her phrasing nuanced and full of alluring colorations. Her singing and acting were as one, creating a believably fragile heroine whose fate we really cared about. Her ‘Donde lieta usci,’ in which Mimi told her lover they should part without bitterness, was most affectingly sung, sealing her triumph in this, her signature role.”
Ana María can be heard in Bohème at the Bastille on November 30 as well as December 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, and 13. Click here for tickets.