P- La Bohème
Opera Guide of the production directed by Mario Pontiggia and conducted by Stefano Ranzani
Teatro di San Carlo, from 27 May to 10 June 2015
88 Pages - COLOR
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Giacomo Puccini /
Opera in four acts
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica from the novel by Henry Murger Scènes de la vie de bohème
First performance: Turin, Teatro Regio, 1 February 1896.
Conductor | Stefano Ranzani
Direction | Mario Pontiggia
Set and Costumes | Francesco Zito
Light Design | Bruno Ciulli
Assistant Director | Angelica Dettori
Set Assistant | Antonella Conte
Costumes Assistant | Chicca Ruocco
Production of Teatro Massimo di Palermo
Orchestra, Chorus and Children Chorus of Teatro di San Carlo
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“I have a true instinct for little things, only. I want handle with nothing else but them”. This is a famous Puccini’s quote to describe his own poetics, but it also reveals the authentic essence of La Bohème and its inner modernity. Looking at the novel Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henry Murger – published in episodes on the Corsaire magazine, when the composer was just 22 – we can realize how the material for the plot is drawn by his most personal and intimate experiences. The result is an masterpiece that still moves audiences all over the world.