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At The Opera, Puccini: La Boheme, May 14, 2016


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 February 1, 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 world.


Mimi – Renata Tebaldi

Rodolfo – Giacinto Prandelli

Musetta – Hilde Gueden

1951 – London Decca

Conductor – Alberto Erede


Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
Puccini: La Boheme BUY Rome ; Alberto Erede, conductor
Pasquale Esposito from Insight Interview with Pasquale Esposito
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Act I: Largo al factotum BUY from De Luca; composed by Rossini
Ponchielli: La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Act I: Enzo Grimaldo Principe di Santafior BUY from De Luca; composed by Ponchielli
Verdi: Rigoletto, opera: Act I: Veglia, o donna, questo fiore BUY from De Luca; composed by Verdi
Verdi: Rigoletto, opera: Act II: Povero Rigoletto. . . . Cortigiani, vil razza dannata BUY from De Luca; composed by Verdi
Verdi: Rigoletto, opera: Act II: Piangi, fanciulla BUY from De Luca; composed by Verdi
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, The Love Duet, Act 2 BUY from Melchior: Prima Voce; composed by Wagner
Lauritz Melchior BUY from Melchior: Prima Voce

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