Over the next week, there's a great story unfolding at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
He's a writer who has to burn his own books for heat. She's delicate, like a flower, sensitive and beautiful. Their friends are a laugh a minute, other than the not-so-infrequent lovers' quarrel.
They’re the lead characters in Puccini's “La Bohème," regarded as one of the most romantic works ever put to stage.
“La Bohème” is the season opener for the Atlanta Opera, and it's continuing through Sunday.
Italian soprano Maria Luigia Borsi sings the role of the seamstress Mimi.
Borsi spoke with “City Lights” executive producer Noel Morris about the fun and the heartbreak in this opera.