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Go Behind the scenes at the met’s La Bohème

By Bloomberg
27 November 2018   |   2:53 pm
New York's Metropolitan Opera has been performing Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème since 1900, but the public rarely, if ever, gets to see how it's done. Now, a behind-the-scenes look at the set lets us see that the production is as spectacular backstage as it is from the audience.

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