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At The Opera, Puccini's La Boheme, July 22, 2017


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 following 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.


Rodolfo – Jussi Bjorling

Mimi – Victoria de los Angeles

Marcello – Robert Merrill

Colline – Giorgio Tozzi

Musetta – Lucine Amara

RCA Victor Orchestra and Chorus

Sir Thomas Beecham – conductor

RCA - 1956


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:10 p.m.
Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme (1956) BUY RCA Victor Opera Orchestra and Chorus; Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor de los Angeles / Bjorling / Merrill
EMI Classics 724356775329
10:00 p.m.
10:36 p.m.
Puccini: Bimba, bimba, non piangere (Love Duet) - Erich Leinsdorf BUY from Amore Opera's Greatest Romances; composed by Puccini
10:51 p.m.
Verdi: Otello Act I - Già nella notte densa - Tullio Serafin BUY from Amore Opera's Greatest Romances; composed by Verdi
11:00 p.m.
11:01 p.m.
Puccini: Nessun dorma! - Jussi Björling BUY from Amore Opera's Greatest Romances; composed by Puccini
11:05 p.m.
RICHARD WAGNER: Die Walkure, Act 3 BUY Wiener Philharmoniker; Sir Georg Solti, conductor

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