LA BOHÈME by Giacomo Puccini. An Opera in four acts. Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger.
A nostalgic trip to the 19th Century and a homage to the romantic years, when romanticism has already become a symbol of individualism, freedom, rebelliousness and amorality in the Parisian night. The bohemianism depicted by Puccini in his opera is one which battles between life for art and the art of life, between anonymous obscurity and the bright, longed-for horizon of success. It is a bohemianism of youth whose martyrs pay the price for a life dedicated to love and beauty…extinguished by the grasping hand of hunger.
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