January 4, 2013
Grand opera's most enduringly popular tear-jerker returns to the Lyric for two series of winter performances, each with a different pair of central lovers. Mimi in the January-February series will be sung by Ana Maria Martinez, with Dimitri Pittas making his house debut as Rodolfo. Headlining the March performances will be Anna Netrebko, in her long-awaited Lyric debut, partnered by Joseph Calleja. Sharing their Bohemian quarters will be Elizabeth Futral, Lucas Meachem, Andrea Silvestrelli, Joseph Lim and Dale Travis. Emmanuel Villaume conducts, with Louisa Muller directing.
Jan. 21-Feb. 7 and March 9-28 at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive; $32-$239 at 312-332-2244, ext. 5600; lyricopera.org