'O buon Marcello, aiuto!'
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Puccini's La Bohème: a beginner's guide
13. 'O buon Marcello, aiuto!'
As we begin Act III, it's dawn in the snowy outskirts of Paris. Mimì appears, coughing violiently as she searches for Marcello and Musetta. She explains her dismay after Rodolfo abandoned her the evening before, and sings of his terrible jealousy. Despite how much she loves him, she thinks it might be best if they part. Photo: ENO/Thomas Bowles