(featuring the RAI Symphony Orchestra & Chrous of Rome, conducted by Thomas Schippers, in a Late Sixties performance, starring : a young Luciano Pavarotti, tenor as the poet, Rodolfo ; and equally-legendary fellow-Italian, soprano Mirella Freni, as seamstress Mimi)
"La Boheme" is one of Giacomo Puccini's (1858-1924) best-loved operas, a lovely uplifting tale, love between Rodolfo, the down-at-heel, bohemian poet - sharing his flat with four other equally down-at-heel artists - who lives in a Parisian suburb, and a poor seamstress, called Mimi. The four-act synopsis, follows the varied fortunes of the couple, as they seek their way in life ...
Incidentally, if you want a visual treat, try to get hold of the tenderly-filmed, 1992 movie version of "La Boheme", made in black-and-white.
Disc One : La Boheme, by Puccini (beginning) :-
1)-7) Act One ; 8)-12) Act Two.
Disc Two : La Boheme (conclusion) :-
1)-7) Act Three ; 8)-13) Act Four.
Disc One is in EX- condition.
Disc Two is in EX+ condition.