Giacomo Puccini – Il Tabarro

Opera in one act.  Part of Il Trittico (‘The Tryptych’), a sequence of three one-act operas intended to be performed together (the other two are Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi) Libretto by Giuseppe Adami, based on the play La Houppelande by Didier Gold. First performed in the Metropolitan Opera House in New York on 14 […]

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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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Ruggero Leoncavallo – La Bohème

Opera in four acts. Libretto by the composer 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 La Fenice in Venice on 6 May 1897 Act 1 Christmas Eve 1837 at the Café Momus. Schaunard is trying […]

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