La boheme (includes Che gelida manina, O soave fanciulla)
Giacomo Puccini

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The heart-rending opera falls 24 places

Young bohemians in wintry Paris struggle with love, poverty and consumption in Puccini's evergreen masterpiece. Those who plan to see it should keep a box of tissues close to hand.

Takesha Meshe Kizart as Musetta in the Metropolitan Opera's 2010 production.