by darjin01

One of the most popular operas of the entire opera repertoire La Boheme was inspired by the novel Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henry Murger and remade for the libretto by the Italians Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) created a stunning musical illustration of the lives of Parisian bohemians, full of hopes and dreams, joys and disappointments. La bohème was first performed on 1st February 1896 at the Teatro Regio in Turin. It was conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini. The opera was not a glorious success at all. Although it was well received by the audience, the critics found it too cheap and sentimental. Today, La bohème is constantly performed by all the opera theatres around the world. Its success with the audience is hidden in its wonderful melodies, well-founded plot and sophisticated mixture of pleasure and pain. Many opera connoisseurs find La bohème Puccini’s best work, in which his incredible talent for creating melodies convincingly intertwines with the impressionist musical and dramatic procedures as well as with his unmistakable sense of details. La bohème was first performed on 1st February 1896 at the Teatro Regio in Turin. La bohème was first performed in Ljubljana’s German Theatre already in 1898 and first staged with the Slovene authors in 1903.

Other operas by Vinko Möderndorfer




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