For the second act of LA BOHÈME Giacomo Puccini wrote some of the most vivid choral music for opera. Claudio Fenoglio, Chorus Master of Teatro Regio Torino, explains the importance of the chorus in the opera.
Christmas Eve at the Quartier Latin, at the Café Momus: A hustle and bustle of vendors, passersby and children who are following behind the toymaker Parpignol. Puccini wrote some of his most exquisite choral music for the Parisian crowd of the second act of LA BOHÈME. But the more subtle chorus pieces of the third act, at the toll gate, are as well worth mentioning.
Claudio Fenoglio explains how Puccini used the chorus in LA BOHÈME.
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