La Bohème, Opera by G. Puccini
The Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma present one of the most important works in the operatic repertoire: La Bohème, by Giacomo Puccini.
This opera, with libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, based on the serialised novel Scènes de la vie de bohème (1845-1849) by Henri Murger, was premiered at the Teatro Regio in Turin in 1896, under the direction of the then young Arturo Toscanini. La Bohème became popular very rapidly, not only in Italy but all over the world.
On this occasion, the complicated love story between the modest Mimi and the poet Rudolph is performed at the magnificent setting of the Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla), under the baton of the Italian conductor Paolo Arrivabeni, regular guest at the most important European opera houses.