The Baz Luhrmann staging of the classic Puccini opera has been winning over critics and audiences at the Broadway Theatre. Luhrmann's staging (set in 1957 rather than the early 19th century) is filled with theatrical touches and moments of spectacle. Going against tradition, he casts young performers to sing the youthful hope and despair of the score. Three different couples alternate in the lead roles due to the vocal demands of the Italian-language score. English surtitles are projected onto the set.
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