Play Opera Wilmington trivia! Here’s this week’s question:
On what work was La Bohème based?
  1. La Vie en Rose
  2. Rent
  3. 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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