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La Bohème

Kategorie Opera DomStufen-Festspiele 2023
Alter 14+

Opera in four pictures by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
based on the Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger
Premiere in Turin 1896
In Italian with surtitles

DomStufen-Festspiele in Erfurt 2025

The opera tells the story of a Parisian artists' shared apartment. The free life of the four residents, which is always plagued by money worries, becomes further out of balance when the poet Rodolfo falls in love with the seamstress Mimì and the painter Marcello meets his former lover Musetta again.

The novel's loose episodic form inspired Puccini and his librettists to create a sequence of musical and dramatic images that was completely new to Italian opera. The text, which is based on everyday language, and the consistently symphonic music form an experiment that is unique in Puccini's work.

Puccini's deeply moving and sound-painting music describes the world of bohemians in 19th century Paris just as vividly as the inner life of the characters. La Bohème became one of the most successful operas of all time.

Premiere / 8th August 2025

Advance ticket sales begin on 2nd August 2024!