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Tue, 17 Dec


Staatsoper Hamburg

La Boheme | Parpignol

Aaron performs the role of Parpignol in Puccini's La Boheme at the Hamburg State Opera.

La Boheme | Parpignol
La Boheme | Parpignol

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17 Dec 2024, 19:00 – 23:00 CET

Staatsoper Hamburg, Große Theaterstraße 25, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

About the event

“How ice-cold is this little hand” – a hand held by the poet Rodolfo in the darkness of his artists’ commune! The ice-cold hand belongs to the seamstress Mimì – with whom he proceeds to throw himself into the Christmas season in Paris. Only a few months later, though, she finds living with Rodolfo torturous. It is not jealousy, however, which explains Rodolfo’s behaviour: he knows that Mimì will not last the year. "La Bohème" was based on Henri Murger’s extremely successful novel "Les scènes de la vie de bohème", which had entranced Puccini when he first read it. His wish to set the tale to music was so strong that he even risked ruining his friendship with Ruggero Leoncavallo, who was also working on a opera version of it. Today, the opera premiered in 1896 is considered one of the most popular stage works of all times – thanks to an overabundance of melodies and Puccini’s genius for character portraits.

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