It’s obvious Mimi isn’t feeling well in Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, because she wears a shawl in the promotional photo. The opera that inspired Rent, itself based on a French magazine serial that later became a play, features sublime music (Puccini’s famous even among philistines for Madama Butterfly’s soaring, weepy “Un Bel Di”) and, in Arizona Opera’s production, live English surtitles, so it’s actually more comprehensible than its gritty,... More >>>