Theatre Arts, December 1953. Special Metropolitan Opera Issue. Complete Libretto of La Bohème. New York National Theatre Arts Council 1953.
Cover photograph of of Ponchielli’s La Gioconda as staged by the Met.
La Bohème is an opera in four acts, by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la Vie de Bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere performance of La Bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio and conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini.