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Play Opera Wilmington trivia! Here’s this week’s question:
On what work was La Bohème based?
- La Vie en Rose
- Scènes de la vie de bohème
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ANSWER: The libretto for Puccini’s opera was written by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, and based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. Munger, a French poet and novelist, reportedly wrote Scènes de la vie de bohème from his own experiences as a desperately poor writer living in a Parisian attic, and member of a loose club of friends who called themselves “the water drinkers” (because they were too poor to afford wine).
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Week 1: Feb. 8, 2018
Question: What does “Die Fledermaus” mean in English?
Answer: The bat