La Bohème (Opera Explained CD)

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La Bohème (Opera Explained CD)
by Thomson Smille (Author), Thomson Smillie (Author), David Timson (Narrator)
Series: Opera Explained
Audio CD: 1 pages
Publisher: Naxos Educational (April 1, 2002)
Language: English

La Bohème virtually defines the term romantic. The poignant story of Mini and Rudolf is told in music of such tender beauty, afraid, as always, to Puccini`s intuition of what works in the theatre, resulting in an opera that realty to our emotions and senses.

History

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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