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Puccini wrote the music. Libretto was written in Italian is based on a novel or say a story about a gypsy girl and her lover in French. Thus, the title in French which means The Bohemian. This popular opera was first premiered in 1896 .....some years after Puccini had died. And it was conducted by a very young Toscanini ...... who would go on to become one of the greatest conductors for the next 50 or more years. Mimi .... O Mimi .... the gypsy girl meets her .... end in the end.