The MetIt was a beautiful Spring afternoon in Washington, DC but  I chose to be  transported to a cold, nineteenth century Paris evening via the Met’s HD stream of La Boheme  to an AMC theater in Bethesda, Maryland.

The performance was a writer’s inspiration affirming the age-old themes of love, loyalty, jealousy, sacrifice, death.

Franco Zeffirelli’s set design was extravagant, energetic, exhilarating.

As an added bonus, a last-minute (I mean a 12-hour notice) substitute of Kristine Opolais in the role of Mimi offered additional inspiration about preparation, professionalism and discipline.

I recommend The Met: Live in HD series for anyone looking for a dose of writing inspiration.