Portland Opera La bohème recreates atmosphere

May 12, 2017 119

BY: Lina de la Torre

Why is the opera La bohème still so culturally relevant to modern audiences? While the Bohemian lifestyle of Paris in the 1830’s was the spark for the opera by Puccini, the cultural influence of that earlier movement continues until the present in more modern forms like Boho (short for Bohemian).

Why is this opera one of the top 5 most popular operas per recent operabase statistics? Puccini’s dazzling opera La bohème exposes the trials and tribulations of Rodolfo and his cadre of friends who get by on meager food, comradery, wine, and the hope of a brighter future.

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