ITALIAN OPERA: PUCCINI’s LA BOHEME
@ UNIVERSITY of MARYLAND
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The Motto of the State of Maryland & UMD is:
“Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine”
(modern Italian = “Fatti Maschi, Parole Femmine” )
"Men’s deeds, women’s words"
MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO
and UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Present
LA BOHÈME by Giacomo PUCCINI
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013 @ 3:00 PM
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND – KAY Theater
3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center | College Park, MD 20742
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ABOUT PUCCINI's "LA BOHEME"
Giacomo PUCCINI (1858 ~ 1924)
Italian Opera composer
Composer Giacomo Puccini / Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Director Andrea Dorf McGray / Conductor Giovanni Reggioli / Chorus Master Allan Laino
La Bohème is, perhaps, the world’s most beloved opera. In the tempestuous demimonde of Parisian artists, poets and philosophers, Mimi and Rodolfo pursue their ill-fated love.
Mimi and Rodolfo, center, confirm their love for each other
while Marcello, left, and Musetta, right, squabble.
Photograph from Groos and Parker's Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme
Puccini’s La BOHEME is an Opera in 4 acts. The plot centers around a community of artists in Paris and the romantic relationship of poet Rodolfo and grisette Mimi (La Boheme). Like the parallel relationship of Rodolfo's roommate Marcello and the beautiful Musetta, Mimi and Rodolfo's love is not without conflict and struggle. At the end of the opera, however, they are united tragically as Mimi returns to the garret and dies there, surrounded by her friends.
La Bohème was a huge hit when Puccini premiered it in 1896 and its popularity has not waned.
A statue of Giacomo PUCCINI
in his hometown LUCCA - Regione Toscana
His best works also include Turandot, Tosca, and Madame Butterfly