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Puccini's classic and beloved opera returns to Lyric in a new-to-Chicago production owned by the San Francisco Opera Association. Russian soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Lyric debut as Mimi, alongside Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja as her lover, Rodolfo. Set in the vibrant Latin Quarter of mid-19th-century Paris, the plot revolves around the antics of the artistic community and beautifully straddles the divide between comedy and tragedy. The perfect opera for first-timers.