Title

Quartet from Act III of La Boheme by Puccini

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Opera, Music, Drama

Abstract

The opera, La Boheme, was written by Giacomo Puccini in the late 19th century along side of librettists Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa and was based on the “Scènes de la vie de bohème” by Henri Murger. The story portrays a group of young people living in the Latin quarter of Paris in the mid-19th century. Our scene tells the story of Mimi and Rodolfo, who despite almost separating from each other, vow to stay together until springtime. Meanwhile, Musetta and Marcello bicker about her flirtatiousness with other men. In a way, this quartet is two separate scenes happening at the same time where the beautiful. soaring lines of Mimi and Rodolfo are contrasted by the sharp, flitting lines of Musetta and Marcello. In the end, Mimi succumbs to tuberculosis and dies after she confesses to Rodolfo that she has loved him his whole life.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Blaisdell, Gayla

Additional Mentoring Department

Music

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Quartet from Act III of La Boheme by Puccini

SURC Ballroom A

The opera, La Boheme, was written by Giacomo Puccini in the late 19th century along side of librettists Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa and was based on the “Scènes de la vie de bohème” by Henri Murger. The story portrays a group of young people living in the Latin quarter of Paris in the mid-19th century. Our scene tells the story of Mimi and Rodolfo, who despite almost separating from each other, vow to stay together until springtime. Meanwhile, Musetta and Marcello bicker about her flirtatiousness with other men. In a way, this quartet is two separate scenes happening at the same time where the beautiful. soaring lines of Mimi and Rodolfo are contrasted by the sharp, flitting lines of Musetta and Marcello. In the end, Mimi succumbs to tuberculosis and dies after she confesses to Rodolfo that she has loved him his whole life.