La Bohème

The bohemian lifestyle of struggling young artists in Paris is interrupted by the intensity of falling in love. Romance is never uncomplicated. The impoverished poet, Rodolfo, becomes desperately enamored with Mimi, a pretty neighbor who sits alone in her loft embroidering flowers and waiting for spring. Marcello, the artist, agonizes over his tumultuous relationship with flirtatious Musetta, his on-again-off-again sweetheart. The joy of living is counterbalanced with the struggles to keep body and soul together, and passion fights with the need to be understood. Dreams clash with reality, and in the end, life and death share the stage in a poignant portrayal of too little too late. One of the world’s best-loved operas, Puccini’s brilliant La Bohème delivers a message as timeless as love itself.