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Giacomo Puccini


Opera in four pictures

Text by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica with the collaboration of Giacomo Puccini and Giulio Ricordi based on the novel Scenes from the Life of Bohème by Henri Murger and the drama The Life of Bohème by Henri Murger and Théodore Barrière.
In Italian with German surtitles

Premiere 25.09.2021
 | One intermission after the second scene
More Dates will be announced shortly.


Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème overwhelms its audience time and again with its emotional sincerity. The story of the love between the sickly Mimì and the unsuccessful poet Rodolfo is so immediately moving, not least because Puccini and his librettists dispense with any ideological superstructure that might create distance: Two young people who fall in and out of love with each other is a deeply familiar plot line for all audiences. But the far too early death of Mimì gives this everyday event a tragic dimension of depth, which Puccini expresses so poignantly in his score that the existential significance of this story, as simple as it is sad, becomes tangible in all its directness.