La Bohème (Giacomo Puccini) – dossier

Opera in 4 acts

By Giacomo Puccini

Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica, after Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henry Murger (1851)

First performed: Teatro Rugin, Turin, 1 February 1896, conducted by Arturo Toscanini

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CHARACTERS

  • RODOLFO, a poet (tenor): Evan Gorga
  • MARCELLO, a painter (baritone): Tieste Wilmant
  • SCHAUNARD, a musician (baritone): Antonio Pini-Corsi
  • COLLINE, a philosopher (bass): Michele Mazzara
  • BENOÎT, a landlord (bass): Alessandro Polonini
  • ALCINDORO, a counsellor of state (bass): Alessandro Polonini
  • MIMI (soprano): Cesira Ferrani
  • MUSETTA (soprano): Camilla Pasini
  • PARPIGNOL, a toy vendor (tenor): Dante Zucchi
  • Custom House Sergeant (bass): Felice Foglia

Students – Work Girls – Citizens – Shopkeepers – Street vendors – Soldiers – Restaurant waiters – Boys & Girls

SETTING: Paris, about 1830

 

ACT I

In the attic

 

ACT II

In the Quartier Latin

 

ACT III

The Barrière d’Enfer

 

ACT IV

In the Attic