La Bohème

More info on La Bohème

Composer:

Giacomo Antonio Puccini

Librettist:

Giuseppe Giacosa, and Luigi Illica

Premiere:

1 February 1896, Turin (Teatro Regio)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

La Bohème Synopsis

Libretto:

La Bohème Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

About the opera La Bohème

La bohème is an opera in four acts, by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere performance of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio and conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas internationally. According to Operabase, it is the fourth most frequently performed opera worldwide. In 1946, fifty years after the opera's premiere, Toscanini conducted a performance of it on radio with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. This performance was eventually released on records and on Compact Disc. It is the only recording of a Puccini opera by its original conductor (see Recordings below).
According to its title page, the libretto of La bohème is based on Henri Murger's novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème, a collection of vignettes portraying young bohemians living in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s. Although usually called a novel, it has no unified plot. Like the 1849 play by Murger and Théodore Barrière, the opera's libretto focuses on the relationship between Rodolfo and Mimì, ending with her death. Also like the play, the libretto combines two characters from the novel, Mimì and Francine, into a single Mimì character.
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Roles in La Bohème

Rodolfo Tenor
Mimì Soprano
Marcello Baritone
Musetta Soprano
Schaunard Baritone
Colline Bass
Benoît Bass
Alcindoro Bass

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All scenes from La Bohème

Arias from La Bohème
Duets from La Bohème

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Questo Mar Rosso

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: trioVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Rodolfo/Colline
2Pensier profondo

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.02

Type: trioVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Colline/Marcello/Rodolfo
3Abasso, abbasso l'autor!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03-1

Type: quartetVoice: T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
4Legna!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03-2

Type: quartetVoice: T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
5Si può

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04

Type: quintetVoice: B Br T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Benoît/Marcello/Rodolfo/Colline/Schaunard
6Io resto

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05

Type: quartetVoice: T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
7Non sono in vena!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Rodolfo
8Chi è là

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Rodolfo
9Si sente meglio?

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì
10Che gelida manina

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
11Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì
12O soave fanciulla

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.10

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì
13Arranci, datteri!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.01

Type: quartet,choirVoice: Br Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Schaunard/Rodolfo/Mimì
14Chi guardi?

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02

Type: quintet,choirVoice: T B S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Colline/Mimì/Schaunard/Parpignol
15Ecco i giocattoli di Parpignol

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.03

Type: quintetVoice: T T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Parpignol/Rodolfo/Schaunard/Colline/Marcello
16Viva Parpignol!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04

Type: quintetVoice: Br S Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì/Schaunard/Colline/Rodolfo
17Una cuffietta a pizzi

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.05

Type: quintetVoice: S Br B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Schaunard/Colline/Marcello/Rodolfo
18Oh!...Essa!...Musetta!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.06

Type: sextet,choirVoice: T Br B Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Schaunard/Colline/Marcello/Alcindoro/Musetta
19La commedia è stupenda!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.07

Type: quintetVoice: Br S B B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Schaunard/Musetta/Alcindoro/Colline/Mimì
20Quando m en vo (Musetta s Waltz)

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08

Type: septetVoice: S B S T B Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Musetta/Alcindoro/Mimì/Rodolfo/Colline/Marcello/Schaunard
21Chi l'ha richiesto

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.09

Type: quintet,choirVoice: B Br T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Colline/Schaunard/Rodolfo/Marcello/Musetta
22Ohè là, le guardie! Aprite!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.01

Type: trioVoice: B S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: A customs Sergeant/Musetta/Mimì
23Sa dirmi, scusi, qual'è l'osteria

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02

Type: duet,choirVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/A customs Sergeant
24Mimì!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì
25Rodolfo m'ama e mi fugge

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì
26Marcello. Finalmente!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello
27Mimì è una civetta

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Mimì
28Mimì è tanto malata!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì/Marcello
29O mia vita!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì/Marcello
30Donde lieta uscì al tuo grido

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì
31Dunque è propio finita!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.10

Type: quartetVoice: T S S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì/Musetta/Marcello
32In un coupé?

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.01

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Rodolfo
33O Mimì, tu più non torni

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.02

Type: quartetVoice: T Br Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Schaunard/Colline
34Che ora sia

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: T Br Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Schaunard/Colline
35Gavotta!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.04

Type: quartetVoice: B Br Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Colline/Marcello/Schaunard/Rodolfo
36C'è Mimì

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.05

Type: quintetVoice: S T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Musetta/Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
37Vecchia zimarra, senti

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.06

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Colline
38Sono andati? Fingevo di dormire

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Rodolfo
39Oh Dio! Mimì!

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.08-1

Type: quintetVoice: Br S T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Schaunard/Mimì/Rodolfo/Musetta/Marcello
40Che avvien?

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.08-2

Type: quintetVoice: Br S T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Schaunard/Mimì/Rodolfo/Musetta/Marcello