La Boheme is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini from 1895. Ruggero Leoncavallo claimed priority in his own operatic version of La BohÃƒÂ¨me, with a libretto of his own devising, based on the novel by Murger. His version was first performed on 6th May 1897 at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice, and won immediate, if not lasting success of the same degree as Puccini's opera. The latter version is among the best known of all works in the current repertoire, a thoroughly romantic treatment, with an element of realism in its setting. The score has provided singers with operatic recital repertoire, in particular the tenor Che gelida manina (Your tiny hand is frozen), Mimi's Mi chiamano Mimi (They call me Mimi), Rodolfo's O soave fanciulla (O sweet girl) and Musetta's Waltz.