This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/la-boheme-by-giuseppe-giacosa/
In 1830s Paris, four struggling Bohemian artists: the poet Rudolph, the painter Marcel, the musician Schaunard, and the philosopher Colline, live poorly, but happily. On Christmas Eve, to celebrate, the four split the month's rent and decide to go out drinking in the Latin Quarter. Rudolph stays behind to finish a poem, when their frail neighbor, Mimi, knocks on the door. An equally poor seamstress, she begs him to light her candle. In an instant, his candle goes out as well, and Mimi drops her key in the dark. As they search for it, they fall in love. And thus, a tragic love begins, as tuberculosis threatens to tear Mimi away from the person and people she has come to love.
Originally written in Italian, but translated into English, this libretto is the base for one of Giacomo Puccini's most beloved and often performed operas. It is also the inspiration of the famous 1994 rock musical and 2005 movie Rentby Jonathan Larson. This recording is a dramatic reading. (Mary Kay)
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To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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- Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13843 OR https://archive.org/details/labohme4actsli00puccuoft
- Please claim roles (the numbers in the first column below)! Please note: All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. When you submit your recording, you will be placing your recording in the public domain as well.
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[list] [*] Project Code: 4biG5vY8
[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Giuseppe Giacosa) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Giacosa
[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Illica Luigi) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Illica
[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Giacomo Puccini ) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giacomo_Puccini
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_bohème
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 43
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
[*]Original publication date (if known): 1896
Genres for the project: Plays/Drama/Tragedy
Keywords that describe the book: French, relationships, romance, death, Christmas, love, holiday, paris, Italian, famous, artists, alcohol, tuberculosis, opera, adaptation, poor, sickness, bohemian, libretto, english translation, candle, tragic lovers, working class, latin quarter, party, roommates
[*]BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
Submit one file per act.
[*]Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
[Role], read by [your name].
If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of Giuseppe Giacosa , by La Bohème . Translated by W Grist and others This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.
At the end: End of Act [#].
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Save files as 128 kbps MP3
boheme_[role]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.
Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
- Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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- You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: maryannspiegel
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- If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
Please post below
Dramatis Personae and Play Synopsis
Narrator (Dramatis Personae and Play Synopsis, I, II, III, IV)
Rudolph (I, II, III, IV)
Schaunard (I, II, IV)
Mimi (I, II, III, IV)
Marcel (I, II, III, IV)
Colline (I, II, IV)
Musetta (II, III, IV)
Alcindoro de Mitonneaux: (II)
Customs House Official (III)
Chorus Members 1-6 (II, III)
[*]The chorus member breakup:
Act II: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i3Sk3eDepFVL_Shb30adYmKxdqh0mf6z-Jo7z_4fJVg/edit?usp=sharing
Act III: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15Mwhf9Kp9FYhO6RpbNIQ00vin8npZ8ujEdsip64y0xg/edit?usp=sharing[/list]