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Ensemble

Beautifully Coordinated

Candace Evans' new production
of Puccini's La bohème,
reviewed by MARIA NOCKIN

 

Giacomo Puccini's 1896 opera, La bohème, has a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa who noted that they based it on Henri Murger's 1851 Scènes de la Vie de Bohème. The opera text had to be based on the Scènes rather than the play by Murger and dramatist Théodore Barrière, because the book was in the public domain and the play was not. Murger, himself, was the prototype for Rodolfo, the poet. He was hard pressed to make a living as a writer, once complaining he wrote prose for 'eighty francs per acre'...

Copyright © 27 January 2014 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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GIACOMO PUCCINI

LA BOHEME

LUIGI ILLICA

GIUSEPPE GIACOSA

ARIZONA OPERA

PHOENIX

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

JOEL REVZEN

HENRI VENANZI

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