La Bohème - Teatro La Fenice


La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini
La Fenice Opera House

The Opera lasts about 2 hours and 30 minutes including one interval



La Bohème is an opera in four scenes by Giacomo Puccini, with a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Inspired by Henri Murger’s novel Scenes from the Life of Bohème, the libretto had a rather laborious gestation, due to the difficulty of adapting the situations and characters of the original text to the rigid schemes and framework of a musical opera. Instead, the orchestration of the score proceeded swiftly and was completed in December 1895. Less than two months later, on 1 February 1896, La Bohème was staged for the first time at the Teatro Regio in Turin, with Evan Gorga, Cesira Ferrani, Antonio Pini-Corsi and Michele Mazzara, conducted by the twenty-nine year old maestro Arturo Toscanini, with good public acclaim, while the official critics, who were rather hostile at first, soon had to align themselves with the general consensus


Rodolfo Celso Albelo
Marcello Alessio Arduini
Schaunard Armando Gabba
Colline Adolfo Corrado
Benoit/Alcindoro Matteo Ferrara
Mimì Claudia Pavone
Musetta Mariam Battistelli


La Fenice Orchestra & Choir
Conductor Stefano Ranzani
Chorus Master Alfonso Caiani


Coro voci bianche Piccoli Cantori Veneziani
Director Francesco Micheli
Sets Edoardo Sanchi
Costumes Silvia Aymonino
Lighting Fabio Barettin

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