of Bohemia continued to evolve with Giacomo Puccini's opera,
La Boheme, now one of the most important operas in
musical history. The opera was first performed at the Teatro
Regio in Turin, Italy on February 1, 1896.
of the story of bohemian life was based both on Murger's original
novel and the musical play which followed it, and still centers
around the lives of four bohemians, Rodolpho, Marcello, Musetta
and Mimi, and their experiences in the Latin Quarter of Paris.