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Puccini's La boheme

Catherine Bott explores Puccini's Parisian masterpiece La boheme, with singers Katie van Kooten and Peter Auty. Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Puccini is revered as one of music's great tunesmiths but as Catherine Bott reveals there is much more to his art. With singers Katie van Kooten and Peter Auty and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner, Catherine Bott examines the final scene of Act One of the opera, and Puccini's artful means of sustaining dramatic narrative through music.

Producer: Chris Wines.

1 hour, 15 minutes

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  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Boheme (final scene Act 1)

    Performers: Katie van Kooten, Peter Auty, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)

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