Mimi left her easy life with the Viscount. She wad dying and wanted to be with her love, ronoldo. She feels life in her body again, even though death is imminent.
It makes her happy to have Schaunard, Colline, Marcello and especially Rodolfo with her. They are heartbroken.
When Mimi sang “you are my love and my life” I immediately burst into tears. She and Rodolfo reminise about their first meeting and his hiding her key as it was destiny that they meet and be together.
Her friends have returned with medicine and a muff to warm her hands. Musetta is praying, but she is gone. Mimi drops her bonnet that Rodolfo had given her. She is gone.
La Boheme is a fantastic opera and a great first opera. I attended with my husband and son. So, while the love theme was not his cup of tea, for me and my classically trained violinist husband, it was a nice way to start the season.
I implore anyone who has never been to the opera, or who hasn’t attended in some time to attend a performance by Opera Carolina. They put on an amazing performance that would rival any performance in any city in the world.
Thank you Opera Carolina for having me as your guest. Until next we meet again..