Puccini's Opera “La Boheme” at Paphos Aphrodite Festival
Nicosia, May 12 – Giacomo Puccini’s Opera “La Boheme” will be presented at this year’s 12th Paphos Aphrodite Festival.
According to the organizers, the Opera will be presented on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of September 2010 at the Medieval Paphos Castle.
The Opera is produced and performed by the Slovak National Theater. There will be a simultaneous over title translation in Greek and English.
“La Boheme” is Giacomo Puccini’s fourth opera, following Le Villi (1884), Edgar (1889) and Manon Lescaut (1890).
The libretto is in Italian and consists of four acts, and is based on the literary work Scenes de la vie de Boheme by the French author Henry Murger but with differences in the plot from the original work of Murger. This text was processed by the librettists Luigi Illica (1859-1919) and Giuseppe Giacosa (1847-1906).
“La Boheme” premiered on 1st February 1896 at the Teatro Regio in Torino.
According to the organizers, the Opera is a masterpiece which successfully combines realism with pure Italian melody.
In the context of “La Boheme,” the urban, emotional perception of the artists is portrayed through the description of places, slightly typified description of characters and impressive scenes while the lyric quality of the music valorizes the opera of the time.