Manitoba Opera

They’re young, in love, and in Paris

Embrace one of the most romantic operas of all time, a coming-of-age story about love and loss set in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1830s.

The Synopsis

In a cold artists’ attic on Christmas Eve, a bohemian poet falls in love with a shy seamstress. When Mimi takes ill, Rodolfo leaves her in the hope that she’ll find a wealthy suitor who can afford to heal her.

But before spring can come to Paris, they learn that love is stronger than any medicine.

Puccini combines this heartbreaking story with soaring melodies to create his greatest opera.

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Running time is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.