Puccini - LA BOHÈME
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Puccini - LA BOHÈME
Duration: 01:52:39"

Puccini - LA BOHÈME

Giacomo Puccini

In the place of its first performance, LA BOHÈME returns to Teatro Regio Torino to open its 2016-2017 season. This 120th anniversary production is directed by Àlex Ollé, the celebrated director of La Fura dels Baus, and conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, music director of the Regio.

First staged at the Teatro Regio Torino on 1 February 1896, LA BOHÈME is the fourth opera by Puccini with a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. It is the love story about a young couple, penniless but hopeful. Mimi and Rodolfo, accompanied by Musetta and Marcello, spend much of their existence in joy tinted with jealousy, with vibrant Paris as the back-drop. LA BOHÈME is a story about growing up and facing pain; the passage from adolescence to maturity. The merry band of friends comes to terms with the harsh reality of Mimi's condition. Suffering from tuberculosis, she dies in the arms of her Rodolfo and changes forever the fate of all the characters.

Gianandrea Noseda says of LA BOHÈME, “few other titles of Italian opera have its complexity. The opera has a score worked in minute detail that sets in motion a perfect theatrical mechanism, insightful, yet very delicate. It is an opera that I would call ‘modern’, rather than traditional; in fact it uses a twentieth century language, with theatrical and emotional speed.”

 

 

For Àlex Ollé, directing the opera for the first time, “LA BOHÈME allows the young generation to get rid of everything that prevents them from flying, feeding only on their own vitality; the real hunger of the protagonists is the hunger for life. My production is set in a modern city outskirt, it is there where, in my opinion, the intellectual matrix of the future happens; in ugly, disreputable and poor places which are authentic. In this kind of environment, where life and art - as they did in Romanticism - belong to the survivors.”

Information

Irina Lungu - Mimì
Kelebogile Besong - Musetta
Giorgio Berrugi - Rodolfo
Massimo Cavalletti - Marcello
Benjamin Cho - Schaunard
Gabriele Sagona - Colline
Matteo Peirone - Alcindoro / Benoît
Cullen Gandy - Parpignol
Mauro Barra - A customs Sergeant
Davide Motta Fré - A customs officier
Choir: Chorus Teatro Regio Torino & Children Chorus of Teatro Regio
Orchestra: Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica
Music director: Gianandrea Noseda
Director: Àlex Ollé
Choir director: Claudio Fenoglio
Sets: Alfons Flores
Lighting: Urs Schönebaum
Costumes: Lluc Castells

Available until

20 April 2017 at 23h59 CET

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The Opera Platform presents Puccini - LA BOHÈME from Teatro Regio Torino. Starting 21 October 2016 at 20h00 CET, the opera will be available as video on demand.

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English - French - German - Italian - Spanish - Polish
Teatro Regio | LA BOHÈME

Àlex Ollé – LA BOHÈME: a XIX century’s phenomenon

It was 1896 when Giacomo Puccini presented the world première of LA BOHÈME at Teatro Regio di Torino, fifty years after the publication of SCÈNES DE LA VIE DE BOHÈME by Henri Murger, published in instalments between 1845 and 1849 on the literary journal LE CORSAIRE.