National Theatre

La bohéme

Paris, starving artists, great love, cruel fate.

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Sunday

11/22/2020


6:00 PM


Státní opera

Praha 1


450 - 1290 CZK

Friday

11/27/2020


7:00 PM


Státní opera

Praha 1


450 - 1290 CZK

Saturday

12/12/2020


6:00 PM


Státní opera

Praha 1


450 - 1290 CZK

Friday

12/18/2020


7:00 PM


Státní opera

Praha 1


450 - 1290 CZK

Tuesday

12/22/2020


7:00 PM


Státní opera

Praha 1


450 - 1290 CZK

Description

ABOUT PERFORMANCE

The Paris-based painter and writer Henry Murger’s book Scenes de la vie de boheme, published in 1851, was a great success and Giacomo Puccini immediately sensed the enormous dramatic potential in the work. The moving story of the love between the poet Rodolfo and the tender Mimi, who is not destined to live long, and of the friendship of four young Montmartre artists was an ideal theme for an opera. It was premiered on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio in Turin, conducted by Arturo Toscanini.  

In the last decade of the 19th century, new themes taken over from contemporary realistic literature began appearing in Italian opera. Emil Zola’s literary Naturalism, purged of Romantic idealisation, strove to depict the world with all its attendant suffering, while the same path was also taken by Italian verismo, focusing on themes whose action, replete with passion, many a time led to a violent ending.

The opera is staged in theItalian original version and Czech and English subtitles are used in the performance.

CAST AND CREATIVE

Cast: Peter Berger (Rodolfo), Pavol Kubáň (Marcello), Alžběta Poláčková and others.

Length 135 minutes
Break 1x20 minutes
Music
Giacomo Puccini
Libretto
Giuseppe Giacosa
Libretto
Luigi Illica
Stage director
Ondřej Havelka