The Canadian Opera Company perform Puccini's popular tale of love in the Latin Quarter. Rodolfo, Marcello, Colline and Schaunard are four young artists who live a poverty-stricken life together in a Parisian garret. When their landlord Benoit comes asking for the rent, they manage to distract him by getting him drunk. They then go out to eat, and Marcello's ex-lover Musetta arrives with an ageing admirer, making him jealous. Rodolfo has meanwhile taken up with his neighbour Mimi, who is very ill. The opera follows the fortunes and fates of the two couples in the face of poverty and death.