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La boheme, Puccini,  Giacomo
La boheme
Giacomo Puccini

Paperback $24.99 - Bloomsbury
Music - Published: 1/Dec/2018 - ISBN: 9780714548562

Puccini 's La boh me is one of the most beloved and enduring operas of all time. In this guide, William Ashbrook evaluates the opera 's initial reception, the reasons for its wide appeal and Verdi 's influence on the composition. Nicholas John discusses the tortuous evolution of the libretto over the course of three and a half years and gives a synopsis, outlining the main themes of La boh me. Edward Greenfield presents an essay on the musical structure and consistency of the opera, whose very accessibility tends to obscure the musical genius behind the score '. Finally, Joanna Richardson surveys the Bohemians in Paris portrayed by Henry Murger, whose stories formed the basis for Puccini 's work. This edition has over twenty photographs, a detailed thematic analysis and the original libretto with a facing literal translation by William Weaver. It also has an up-to-date bibliography, discography, DVD and website details. The guide is essential reading for anyone interested in the background to this opera, its themes and composition. Giacomo Puccini (1858 1924) was born in Lucca into a family of musicians and composers. His operas, which include Tosca, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the international repertory. Puccini 's La boh me is one of the most beloved and enduring operas of all time.

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