LA BOHÈMEGiacomo Puccini
Opera in four acts
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica,
based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger
La Bohème, when the heart starves to death.
A nostalgic trip to the early 19th Century and a homage to the romantic years, when romanticism has already become, by the close of the 19th Century, a legend of individualism, freedom, rebelliousness and amorality in the Parisian night.
The bohemianism depicted by Puccini in his opera is one which battles between life for art and the art of life, between anonymous obscurity and the bright, longed-for horizon of success.
It is a bohemianism of youth whose martyrs pay the price for a life dedicated to love and beauty without scarcely any of them achieving the light of creation, extinguished by the grasping hand of hunger
Stage Director, Set and Lighting Designer
Palau de les Arts
Damián del Castillo
Escolania de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats
Chorus master Luis Garrido
Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana
Chorus master Francesc Perales
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
A Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía production, original by Opera Philadelphia