Tyrolean Festival Erl - Puccini: La Bohème
29.12.2017 - 06.01.2018 | 18:00 | Festspielhaus Erl
In composing La Bohème, Puccini created what is probably the most moving and tender love story in operatic literature. Embedded in the most magnificent melodies, the story of poor Mimì and her Rodolfo leaves no one in the audience unmoved.
Puccini´s most expressive opera describes life among the poor artists of Paris´s Latin Quarter, the original bohemians. Hungry but cheerful, the poet Rodolfo shares a garret with Marcello, a painter, and two others. One Christmas Eve the frail seamstress Mimi comes to Rodolfo´s door for help. The two fall in love. In the meantime Marcello carries on a turbulent affair with Musetta. But Rodolfo is impossibly jealous of Mimi. The two regretfully part until Musetta reveals that Mimi is dying of consumption. Rodolfo flies to Mimi´s side and the lovers are united only to be separated forever by Mimi´s death.
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