"La Bohème" Mug with Box
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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
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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.
I have other favorite operas, but in 2012 the parents of friends who were visiting New York saw La Boheme at the Met before they left. When I visited them later that year in Verona, my hostess was thrilled to get this memento of her trip. (I also bought the Carmen mug for her husband.) It is a very elegant design, perfect for gifting.Great gift, April 2016