An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s lavish production of Giacomo Puccini’s popular work, the most-performed opera in Met history. Italian star tenor Vittorio Grigolo is the passionate poet Rodolfo and soprano Kristine Opolais his fragile lover, Mimì. Susanna Phillips sings the flirtatious Musetta and Massimo Cavalletti is the painter Marcello, led by Italian conductor Stefano Ranzani. The production features a cast of hundreds, an onstage snow scene and a detailed reconstruction of the Latin Quarter in Paris. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato hosts the broadcast which airs Friday, June 27, 2014 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.