Mom by Day, Opera Soprano Heroine by Night

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In “La Fanciulla del West,” soprano Lee Bisset plays a barkeep who becomes a mother figure to a bunch of miners in 1850s California.

When she’s done with rehearsals for the Opera Omaha show, she goes back to her hotel and assumes the role of mom to Torben, her 6-month-old son. He’s been on the road with Bisset — who’s based in Scotland — since he was 6 weeks old.

Bisset plays Minnie, the lead role in “Fanciulla,” also known as “The Girl of the Golden West,” premiering Friday at the Orpheum Theater.