LA BOHÈMEGiacomo Puccini
The performance lasts 2 hours and 40 minutes, including two intervals after Act II and Act III.
Just as in Werther, I have concentrated on the psychology and interaction between characters and difficult topics they encounter, such as poverty and illness. This is the reason why a complicated set design is not necessary, while the costumes are not determined by time, the action taking place any time from 1840 up to nowadays. It has also been a great pleasure to work with the ensemble of exceptionally talented young singers ready to undertake a dramatic risk. I hope that we have proved to be true to Murger’s Scenes from the Life of Bohemia, revolutionary when they had first appeared, as well Puccini’s opera that moved but also cheered its first audience.