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'La boheme' coming to library

Mar 30, 2014 - Staff

Giacomo Puccini's opera "La boheme" will be presented in a live HDTV broadcast from New York's Metropolitan Opera at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room at the Fremont County Library in Lander.

This colorful and highly acclaimed production was created by Franco Zeffirelli for the Metropolitan several decades ago and has remained a favorite of New York audiences for more than a generation.

In Puccini's telling of the story, the bohemian lovers Mimi and Rodolfo charm audiences with their tender but ill-fated love while their counterparts, Musetta and Marcello, provide humorous romance to lighten the tale.

Although "La boheme," Puccini's second opera, did not receive immediate success following it first performance in Turin in 1896, it soon became a favorite of operatic audiences in Europe and America.

It has been performed more than 1,200 times at the Metropolitan since its first production in 1900.

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