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Apple Music is home to the world’s most complete catalogue of classical music available to stream and download.

All of your music, all in one place. Always ad-free.

The Apple Music Classical Essentials albums are available to stream here. Listen now or save them to your library.

Right now, we're championing the recording of Puccini's La bohème by the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan featuring the iconic talent of Luciano Pavarotti. It’s available on Apple Music and you can stream it now or save it to your library.

June’s Essential Classical Album as chosen by Apple Music celebrates La bohème, an opera in four acts composed by Giacomo Puccini. The world premiere of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio, conducted by the 28-year-old Arturo Toscanini. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide.

Pavarotti was born in 1935 in Modena, Italy. His career took off when he was cast as Rodolfo in La bohème, in a small regional Italian opera house – the Teatro Municipale, Reggio Emilia.
Two years later, he would make his first Royal Opera House appearance in London playing the same role.

Before becoming a singer, Pavarotti had dreamed of becoming a goalkeeper. It was fitting then, that the 1990 World Cup provided one of his most memorable moments. His version of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" had been used for coverage of the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

Listen to La bohème on Apple Music here

Here online, we're giving one listener the chance to win a year's subscription to Apple Music.

To enter the draw, simply answer the question below.


Win A Year's Apple Music Subscription

Classic FM has teamed up with Apple Music to give one lucky winner the chance to win a year's subscription to Apple Music.

For your chance to win, simply correctly answer the question below before 23.59 on Monday 26th August 2019. T&Cs apply.

Q: La bohème is an example of what style of classical music?

Please complete the following details to enter the competition: