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La Bohème - Black Dog Opera Library (CD/Book)
The Black Dog Opera Library is one of the most popular, informative, and budget-friendly ways to enjoy all the great operas. This title features a history of La Bohème, a synopsis of the story, a complete libretto in its original language as well as in English, and dozens of photographs and drawings depicting great scenes, singers, performances, and more.
The book also includes an Angel/EMI recording of the entire opera on two CDs, as well as commentary from experts in the field who guide you through the music as you listen.
One of the most popular operas of all time, Puccini’s La Bohème premiered at Turin’s Teatro Regino in 1896. The work, renowned for its beautiful arias and emotional intensity, opens in the Parisian garret of a group of young artists and writers. This is where the poet Rodolfo meets his neighbor Mimì, who knocks on the door and asks to borrow a candle. Thus begins a fateful – and unforgettable – relationship as the two struggle to sustain their love against the challenges of poverty, jealousy and physical decline.
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