DBW Communication, in co-production with Rai Com and with the support of Eutelsat Communications, filmed ‘La Bohème’, the well-known opera by Giacomo Puccini, using the latest 4K technologies.

For the realisation of such innovative production, dedicated to the television and cinema distribution, DBW Communication employed six 4K Sony F55 cameras, one 4K OBVan, several certified cinema 4K lenses, and a new Sony server able to film up to four 4K streams at the same time.The unicity of this production is assured by the choice of the HFR format (High Frame Rate), which means 50 frames per second (i.e. double the frames usually captured in television productions) that offers a sharpness and fluidity never seen before in the shooting of an Opera.

This extraordinary edition of ‘La Bohème’ is directed by one of Italy’s greatest film directors, Ettore Scola who has celebrated, during the 60th Puccini Festival, 50 glorious years of career. Scola brings new life and fresh interpretation to Puccini’s masterpiece which is one of the wolrd’s best loved operas. The sets are designed by his close collaborator Luciano Ricceri and the costumes are by Cristina Da Rold. Valerio Galli, a refined young conductor of the composer’s works making an international career for himself, could be defined the ‘Puccini Festival’s baton’ since he made his major operatic debut in Torre del Lago. La Bohème boasts an exceptional cast made up of the extraordinary Daniela Dessi in the role of Mimi, Fabio Armiliato as Rodolfo, Alessandro Luongo as Marcello and Alida Berti in the role of Musetta.

A stunning cinematic opera captured in 4K at 50 fps.