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Puccini's La bohème

Author: Alexandra Wilson
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021] ©2021
Series: Oxford keynotes.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"La bohème is one of the most frequently performed operas in the world. But how did it come to be so adored? Drawing on an extremely broad range of sources, Alexandra Wilson traces the opera's rise to global fame. Although the work has been subjected to many hostile critiques, it swiftly achieved popular success through stage performances, recordings and filmed versions. Wilson demonstrates how La bohème acquired  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wilson, Alexandra, 1973-
Puccini's La bohème.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]
(DLC) 2020018916
Named Person: Giacomo Puccini
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Wilson
ISBN: 9780190637903 0190637900 9780190637910 0190637919 9780190637927 0190637927
OCLC Number: 1154118347
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 155 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Setting the scene --
La bohème in context --
La bohème's Paris --
La bohème's travels --
Popularising La bohème --
La bohème reimagined.
Series Title: Oxford keynotes.
Responsibility: Alexandra Wilson.


This cultural history of La Boheme traces its rise to global fame. It demonstrates how the opera's prominence in popular culture, the inventiveness of its directors and performers, and its enduring  Read more...


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[Wilson's] own love for & insight into the work, & indeed into Puccini's individual approach to music drama, shine out....she deftly identifies the strong reasons why connoisseurs continue to delight Read more...

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