Giacomo Puccini – Tosca

Opera in three acts. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giacomo Giacosa, based on the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou (1888), a role made famous by Sarah Bernhardt. First performed in the Liceo Musicale G. Rossini, Pesaro, on 2 March 1896.   Act 1   The church of Sant’Andrea delle Valle in Rome; alas, it […]

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Giacomo Puccini – La Bohème

Opera in four acts Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giacomo Giacosa based on incidents in the novel Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri Murger, originally produced in serial form between 1847 and 1849 First performed at the Teatro Regio in Turin on 1 February 1896 Act 1 Christmas Eve 1830. In a cold […]

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