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Post-Operative "La Bohème" Journal

Item# 1000005339


Pop art becomes "op art" in this colorful (and hilarious!) sketch book.  Our 40-page journal cover features "post-opera" conversations in a clever parody of old fashioned comic strips:

"Why did Mimi have to die??"
"Oh Bob, It just wouldn't be La Bohème if she didn't!"

It's the perfect gift for young lovers everywhere.

  • 40-page art paper journal
  • Dimensions: 8 x 11 inches

 

La Bohème
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.

Composer
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Setting
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.

Met History
With more than 1200 performances, La Bohème is the most frequently staged opera at the Met.



 

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