Kristine Opolais reprises her star turn as Mimì in Puccini’s beloved La Bohème this month in Zeffirelli’s timeless production at The Metropolitan Opera. Last season she made Met history, debuting the role less than 24 hours after her debut as Cio-Cio-San in another heartbreaking work from Puccini, Madama Butterfly. Her turn as the ill-fated Mimì in that last-minute appearance was described as “so remarkable and complete” (Seen and Heard International) that critics and audiences alike were stunned by her performance.

Ms. Opolais is joined by tenor Jean-François Borras as her lover, the poet Rodolfo, soprano Marina Rebeka as the flamboyant Musetta, and Mariusz Kwiecien as the painter Marcello, with Riccardo Frizza leading from the pit. Performances for this not-to-be-missed limited engagement take place January 15, 19 & 24.

Image: Tatyana Vlasova