La bohème is an opera in four acts, composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio, conducted by the 28-year-old Arturo Toscanini. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide.
Between 1954 and 1962, Victor Franklin was principal tenor with the Elizabethan Theatre Opera Trust (now known as Opera Australia). He sang the lead tenor role in more than 20 operas, including The.. The Age - Published