The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Puccini's La Boheme
Libretto, Background, and Photos
ISBN10: 1574674447 ISBN13: 9781574674446 Contributors: Illica, Luigi; Giacosa, Giuseppe Publisher: Amadeus Pr Published: Apr 1 2014 Pages: 186 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
There's a reason La Boh me has been staged at the Met more often than any other opera: Puccini's enticing music perfectly conveys the enchantment of new young love and the anguish that comes with loss and death. La Boh me, the passionate and timeless story of love among impoverished young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world's most popular opera. It has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression (even on those new to opera) and to reveal unexpected treasures after dozens of hearings. At first glance, La Boh me is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss; on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things (a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor) that make up our everyday lives. This touching story of tenderness and tragedy never fails to move audiences and melt hearts. This gorgeous souvenir libretto includes extensive background notes and photos from productions through the years.