Giacomo Puccini

Classical Music that Turned into Musical Theater

Jonathan Larson, the composer of the musical "Rent," used the same plot for this musical as Puccini did for La Bohème. Other composers also used classical music when they wrote their Broadway hits. "Kismet" is adapted from compositions by Russian composer Alexander Borodin and "The Song of Norway" uses tunes by Edvard Grieg to tell the story of Grieg's life.

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Music In This Episode

Rent Seasons of Love

Rent La Vie Boheme

La Boheme Musettas Waltz

Rent - The Tango Maureen

Girl of the Golden West Quello che tacete

Phantom of the Opera Music of the Night

Prince Igor Polovtsian Dances

Kismet: Stranger in Paradise

String Quartet #2 Nocturne

Kismet: And This is My Beloved

Song of Norway - Legend

Piano Concerto

Carmen Jones: Dats Love