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Published on February 20, 2018 3:08PM

The world’s most popular opera will grace the big screen at the Newport Performing Arts Center this Saturday, Feb. 24, as The Met: Live in HD presents Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of “La Bohème.”

Puccini’s masterpiece tells the story of a love affair between a poor poet and an equally poor seamstress in 19th-Century Paris, and features a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

The screening is part of The Met: Live in HD series, which brings live performances from New York’s Metropolitan Opera to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world.

Local sponsors include the City of Newport and season benefactors Bill and JoAnn Barton.

Saturday’s screening will begin at 9:30 am at 777 W. Olive Street.

Tickets, $21 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students, are available by calling 541-265-2787 or online at coastarts.org.

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