Coffee in the Opera

MIMÌ
Let me look around.
How wonderful it is here.
I’ll recover… I will…
I feel life here again.
You won’t leave me ever…

RODOLFO
Beloved lips,
you speak to me again.

MUSETTA
What is there in the house?

MARCELLO
Nothing.

MUSETTA
No coffee? No wine?

MARCELLO
Nothing. Poverty!

SCHAUNARD
She’ll be dead within half an hour!

“La bohème” (1896)
by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Libretto by Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa
English translation by William Fense Weaver

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