Heartland Opera Theatre performers will present a sneak peak of their upcoming production of “La Boheme” to attendees on Saturday at Joplin Empire Market, 931 E. Fourth St.
The market will be transformed on the day of the performance into a piece of 19th-century Paris, providing a fitting backdrop to the operatic glimpse. A free performance is planned from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
“La Boheme” is being performed as part of Heartland Opera Theatre’s 20th season. The Puccini opera will be sung in Italian and will include English subtitles. The full opera can be viewed at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, or 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School, 3401 Newman Road.