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La Boheme


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An opera by Giacomo Puccini.
From the novel by Henri Murger.
Adapted for television and produced by George R. Foa.
The action takes place in Paris in 1830
Scene: In the attic; The Latin Quarter
A section of the Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Led by Harold Parfitt)
Conducted by Edward Renton


Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Illica and Giacosa
Author: Henri Murger
Adapter/producer: George R. Foa
Singers: A section of the Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra led by: Harold Parfitt
Orchestra conducted by: Edward Renton
Repetiteur: William Reid
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Rudolph, a poet: Raymond Nilsson
Marcel, a painter: Thomas Hemsley
Schaunard, a musician: Ronald MacOnaghie
Colline, a philosopher: Forbes Robinson
Benoit, a landlord: Edmund Donlevy
Alcindoro, a roue: Ivor Evans
Mimi: Heather Harper
Musetta: Louise Traill

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