Ep. 73: La vie de bohème – Puccini and La bohème

You never fully understand what someone is going through unless you’ve lived it yourself. What makes Puccini’s opera La bohème so powerful is that so many of its creators went through the same hardships that the characters of the opera went through.

Theme music is by Daryl Banner

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Music used in this episode:
“Quando m’en vo'” (orchestral version) from La bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Caught in the Waves by Trevor Kowalski
Divine by Amaranth Cove
For Those Who Know by Gavin Luke
Lion’s Drift by Trevor Kowalski
Night Sky Alive by Trevor Kowalski
Look Down When You’re Ready by Trevor Kowalski

Sources used in this episode:
Mary Jane Phillips-Matz, Puccini: A Biography (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2002).