La Boheme

La Boheme

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by Giacomo Puccini
     
 

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Puccini's masterpiece is one of the most beloved and enduring operas of all time. In this guide, William Ashbrook evaluates the opera's initial reception, the reasons for its wide appeal, and Verdi's influence on the composition. Nicholas John discusses the tortuous evolution of the libretto over the course of three and a half years and gives a synopsis outlining

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Puccini's masterpiece is one of the most beloved and enduring operas of all time. In this guide, William Ashbrook evaluates the opera's initial reception, the reasons for its wide appeal, and Verdi's influence on the composition. Nicholas John discusses the tortuous evolution of the libretto over the course of three and a half years and gives a synopsis outlining the main themes of La bohème. Edward Greenfield presents an essay on the musical structure and consistency of the opera, whose "very accessibility tends to obscure the musical genius behind the score." Finally, Joanna Richardson surveys the Parisian bohemians portrayed by Henry Murger, whose book formed the dramatic basis for Puccini's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847495402
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Series:
Overture Opera Guides Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Giacomo Puccini was born in Lucca into a family of musicians and composers. His operas, which include Tosca, La boheme, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the international repertory.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample needs to be longer, so that I can see what your version of La Boheme is like. I don't need the complete rundown of what the former stars of this play are up to right now, but that's all I can see. I'm guessing the writing isn't good?