'La Boheme' of Giacomo Puccini comes to Paphos

La Boheme Puccini Paphos

Paphos Aphrodite Festival in less than a month will present Paphos with exquisite Opera performance. This year, which is 12th in a row for the Paphos Aphrodite Festival, Slovak National Theatre will deliver Puccini's ‘La Boheme'.

Opera will be awaiting for the classic music lovers on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of September at Paphos medieval castle, where the stage will be set.

'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. For the first time it was performed in Turin in 1896, at the Teatro Regio.

The story is set in Paris in the period around 1830. It essentially focuses on the love between the seamstress called Mimì and the poet Rodolfo. They almost immediately fall in love with each other, but Rodolfo later wants to leave Mimì because of her flirtatious behavior. However, Mimì also happens to be mortally ill, and Rodolfo also feels guilt, since their life together likely had worsened her health even further. They reunite for a brief moment at the end before Mimì dies.

Apart from the foreign opera stars, local performers, like Cypriot soprano Stella Georgiou and performer Kyriakos Sophocleous will be featured in 'La Boheme' this year.

Opera will be performed in Italian language, however, supertitles in English and Greek will be provided.

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