This weekend, add a little opera into your life with Puccini's La Boheme.

This world famous opera will be broadcasted live in HD from the world famous Metropolitan Opera right in our backyard at the Collins Center at the University of Maine Saturday, March 3rd.

The opera totes itself as the most popular opera in the world.  It is set in early seventeenth century Paris amongst the revolution and war.  The Met website describes the story:

La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. It has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression and to reveal unsuspected treasures after dozens of hearings. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss; on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things—a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor—that make up our everyday lives.

Check out this performance during a dress rehearsal from a few months ago:

The broadcast starts at 1 PM.

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