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New ‘La Boheme’ Tells Story in Reverse for Happy Ending

This image released by the Detroit Opera shows Soprano Marlen Nahhas as Mimi, left, and tenor Matthew White as Rodolfo in a scene from Detroit Opera's production of Puccini's "La Boheme," in which the four acts are played in reverse order. (Noah Elliott Morrison/Detroit Opera via AP)
This image released by the Detroit Opera shows Soprano Marlen Nahhas as Mimi, left, and tenor Matthew White as Rodolfo in a scene from Detroit Opera's production of Puccini's "La Boheme," in which the four acts are played in reverse order. (Noah Elliott Morrison/Detroit Opera via AP)

Detroit (AP) -- The man who staged Wagner in a parking garage and put his audience in stretch limos to watch an opera while driving around Los Angeles is now turning his hand to a staple of the repertory.

And, typically, Yuval Sharon’s version of Puccini’s “La Boheme” won’t be like any other you may have seen.