La Bohème, opera in four acts.
Music composed by Giacomo Puccini. Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi lllica, based
on episodes from Henri Murger’s Scènes de la vie de Bohème.
Rossini’s last Italian opera, staged in 1825 as a part of Charles X’s coronation festivities, is a bizarre creation — a sassy little farce capped with a coronation cantata in the best traditions of staged court entertainment, from 16th-century Italian intermedi through their Baroque and Classic operatic progeny.