La Bohème



The opera La Bohème was composed by Giacomo Puccini to a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica based on Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri Murger. It was first performed at Teatro Regio Ducal in Milan (Italy) on 1896-02-01 and published by Ricordi. The opera is set in Paris.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Alcindoro de Mittoneaux, State councillor (Bass)
  • Benoît, Landlord (Bass)
  • Colline, Philosopher (Baritone)
  • Customs official (Bass)
  • Marcello, Painter (Tenor)
  • Mimì, Seamstress (Soprano)
  • Musetta, Singer (Soprano)
  • Parpignol, Toy vendor (Tenor)
  • Rodolfo, Poet (Tenor)
  • Schaunard, Musician (Baritone)

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