29 February - 02 March

LA BOHÈME

Opera by Giacomo Puccini /With the special participation of Sonya Yoncheva

Main Hall 1000 Sofia, ul. "Vrabcha" №1
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LA BOHÈME

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БОХЕМИ със специалното участие на Соня Йончева 

History of creation

After considering the plot of "Scenes of Bohemian Life" by the French writer Henri Murger, Puccini commissioned Giacosa and Illica to write the libretto, who worked on it for over two years. While creating "Manon Lescaut", Puccini did not hesitate to take the risk of his work competing with Massenet's acclaimed opera with an identical plot. Nor did he stop at the fact that Leoncavallo, the celebrated author of "Pagliacci", had also begun work on Massinet's plot. At the time, the two composers were quite close. When Puccini shared his intention with Leoncavallo, his friend was surprised to say that he had the same idea. "Then there will be two Bohemian operas," Puccini snapped.

He worked with great enthusiasm on this opera and managed to complete "La bohème" in eight months.

The first performance of "La bohème" took place on 1 February 1896 in Turin under the conductorship of Arturo Toscanini. Immediately, in the space of only a few days, the opera was performed in many Italian theatres – in Rome, Naples, Palermo, and in Palermo the entire first act was encored.

"La bohème" was first performed in Bulgaria in 1922 by the Sofia Opera. Conductor was Maestro Georgi Atanasov and the director – N. D. Vekov.

The action takes place in Paris in 1830.
 

Author's composition:

Giacomo Puccini
Composer

Giacomo Puccini

Giuseppe Giacosa
Libretto

Giuseppe Giacosa

Luigi Illica
Libretto

Luigi Illica

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Anton Andreev
Schaunard

Anton Andreev

Dimitar Stanchev
Alcindoro

Dimitar Stanchev

Mario Petrov
Parpignol

Mario Petrov

Georgi Dukov
A customs Sergeant

Georgi Dukov

Rosen Kanev
Chimney sweeper

Rosen Kanev

Marina Andreeva
Little angel

Marina Andreeva

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Anton Andreev
Schaunard

Anton Andreev

Nikolay Voynov
Colline

Nikolay Voynov

Dimitar Stanchev
Alcindoro

Dimitar Stanchev

Mario Petrov
Parpignol

Mario Petrov

Georgi Dukov
A customs Sergeant

Georgi Dukov

Rosen Kanev
Chimney sweeper

Rosen Kanev

Marina Andreeva
Little angel

Marina Andreeva

Production team:

Boian Videnoff
Conductor

Boian Videnoff

Boyko Bogdanov
Staging

Boyko Bogdanov

Vera Petrova
Revival

Vera Petrova

Svetoslav Kokalov
Set design

Svetoslav Kokalov

Petya Stoykova
Costumes

Petya Stoykova

Maria Evstatieva
Concert Master

Maria Evstatieva

Violeta Dimitrova
Chorus Master

Violeta Dimitrova

Teodor Georgiev
Assistant and Stage Manager

Teodor Georgiev

Dimitar Kostantsaliev
HEAD OF DVTF "TALASUMCHE"

Dimitar Kostantsaliev

Stefka Georgieva
Stage Manager

Stefka Georgieva

Stoyan Martinov
Co-repetiteur

Stoyan Martinov

Svetlana Ananievska
Co-repetiteur

Svetlana Ananievska

Nia Nedkova
Subtitle projection

Nia Nedkova

Translation

Simeon Todorov

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