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"La Bohème" Mug with Box
La Bohème Mug with Box
Our beautiful porcelain mug features scrollwork and images of Paris over excerpts from one of the most popular operas of all time, Puccini’s La Bohème.
The opera premiered at Turin’s Teatro Regino in 1896, and tells the story of a group of young artists in Paris, including the poet Rodolfo and Mimì, the girl he falls in love with. Their unforgettable and tragic story has moved audiences for more than a century.
- 12 oz.
- Microwave and Dishwasher safe
- Met Opera Exclusive
The passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys
and sorrows of love and loss. World premiere: Teatro Regio, Turin, 1896. Met premiere: Los Angeles (on tour), November 9, 1900.
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
The libretto sets the action in Paris, circa 1830. This is not a random setting, but rather reflects the issues and concerns of a particular time when, following the upheavals of revolution and war, French artists had lost their traditional support base of aristocracy and church. The story centers on self-conscious youth at odds with mainstream society—a Bohemian ambience that is clearly recognizable in any modern urban center.
With more than 1200 performances, La Bohème is the most frequently staged opera at the Met.
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