Debuts Aplenty in Opera Omaha's 'La Bohème'

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Some artists are experiencing important firsts in Opera Omaha’s “La Bohème,” premiering Friday at the Orpheum Theater.

The new production of Giacomo Puccini’s 120-year old tragedy marks the first time that New Yorker Crystal Manich has directed for Opera Omaha.

It also will be the first time Atlanta soprano Leah Partridge, 41, sings the much-prized role of Mimi, the female lead.