Bohéma
Opera

La bohème

Giacomo Puccini

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    Saturday 14. 3.
    19:00

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    Basic information

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 15 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

    Language

    In Italian, Czech, English subtitles

    Premiere

    October 23, 2008

    The inspired and elegant La bohéme production, directed by Ondřej Havelka, was nominated for Production of the Year 2008 in the traditional Divadelní noviny poll.

    The Paris-based painter and writer Henry Murger’s book Scenes de la vie de boheme, published in 1851, was a great success and Puccini immediately sensed the enormous dramatic potential in the work. The moving story of the love between the poet Rodolfo and the tender Mimi, who is not destined to live long, and of the friendship of four young Montmartre artists was an ideal theme for an opera.

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    About

    The State Opera Chorus and Orchestra

    In the last decade of the 19th century, new themes taken over from contemporary realistic literature began appearing in Italian opera. Emil Zola’s literary Naturalism, purged of Romantic idealisation, strove to depict the world with all its attendant suffering, while the same path was also taken by Italian verismo, focusing on themes whose action, replete with passion, many a time led to a violent ending. The Paris-based painter and writer Henry Murger’s book Scenes de la vie de boheme, published in 1851, was a great success and Puccini immediately sensed the enormous dramatic potential in the work.

    The moving story of the love between the poet Rodolfo and the tender Mimi, who is not destined to live long, and of the friendship of four young Montmartre artists was an ideal theme for an opera. It was premiered on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio in Turin, conducted by Arturo Toscanini.

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    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

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    La bohème Programme

    A booklet for the production of La bohème

    70 Kč

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