Musetta Laura Giordano (16, 19, 24, 26,/02 - 1/03) Rosanna Lo Greco(17, 22, 25, 28/02 - 2/03)
Benoît ⎮Matteo Ferrara Alcindoro ⎮ Andrea Snarski
La Fenice Choir & Orchestra
Chorus Master ⎮Claudio Marino Moretti
La Fenice production
La bohème is an opera in four acts, composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere performance of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio, conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini; its U.S. premiere took place the next year, 1897, in Los Angeles. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide.
In 1946, fifty years after the opera’s premiere, Toscanini conducted a performance of it on radio with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. This performance was eventually released on records and on compact disc. It is the only recording of a Puccini opera by its original conductor