La Boheme - Glimmerglass Opera Co.


La Boheme is considered one of the "three or four most popular operas in the repertory" (Groos and Parker, xi). The opera, with music by Giacomo Puccini and libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa is based on Murger'sScenes de la Vie de Boheme; it was Puccini's 4th opera and the second of his four most mature works: TurandotLa Boheme, Tosca and Madame Butterfly. It debuted in Turin, Italy on February 1, 1896 (Ashbrook, 115).