With a glimpse on the life of the Parisian youth at the end of the nineteenth century, The bohème by Giacomo Puccini made its debut at the Regio Theatre in Turin (Teatro Regio di Torino) on 1st February 1896 with the 29-year-old Arturo Toscanini on the podium. Puccini looks at the last Verdi, outlining a dramaturgically and musically very free structure, with a smooth succession of arias and recitatives that allows him to sketch a picture of deep realism whose protagonists are four boys fighting against the inexorable fleetingness of time.
Production of the Bologna Municipal Theatre (Teatro Comunale di Bologna)
SAB | 12 | DIC | Turno Prima | H: 20.00 DOM | 13 | DIC | FA | H: 15.30 MAR | 15 | DIC | Turno A | H: 20.00 MER | 16 | DIC | Turno C | H: 18.00 GIO | 17 | DIC | FA | H: 20.00 SAB | 19 | DIC | Turno P | H: 18.00 DOM | 20 | DIC | Turno D | H: 15.30 MAR | 22 | DIC | Turno B | H 20.00 MER | 23 | DIC | FA | H: 18.00
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) can be considered as the last exponent of the great Italian opera tradition; he imposes himself on the general public thanks to the intuition of the publisher Giulio Ricordi, who sees in the composer from Lucca the genius on which to invest and to which he accompanies the librettists Giuseppe Giacosa (1847-1906) and Luigi Illica (1857-1919). From this "dream team" exceptional works, like La bohème, Tosca and Madam Butterfly, are born, works that consecrate Puccini as the only heir to Verdi and that still make millions of people crowd in the theatres throughout the world.