The Atlanta Opera’s three-show 2010-2011 season at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre will kick off with Puccini’s La bohème on Oct. 2, 5, 8 and 10. Set in wintry Paris, La bohème is a story of beauty, love and idealism that is subjected to the harsh realities of life. Sung in Italian with English subtitles, the piece will feature sets from the Arizona Opera production.

On Feb. 26 and March 1, 4 and 6, 2011, Porgy and Bess will follow the lives of several 1930s Charleston residents yearning for great love and a better life. The Gershwin classic features the Atlanta Opera Chorus and Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart in his company debut.

Così fan tutte closes the season with four performances on April 9, 12, 15 and 17. The youthful comedy is a Mozart classic that explores the relationships of two soldiers who test the faithfulness of their fiancés by pretending to be called away to duty; what they discover when they “return” is more than either expected.

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