Heritage Opera is set to make its debut at Northwich Memorial Court this May.

Brio Leisure is hosting Northwest England’s professional touring group Heritage Opera as they bring their performance of La Bohème to Northwich on Saturday, May 12.

The opera charts the love affair of poet Rodolfo and Mimi his neighbour, as they make a living on the breadline in 19th Century Paris.

Sung in English, and accompanied by string quartet, La Bohème shows the struggle of these artists and their passion and determination to survive.

Heritage Opera is based in Manchester and wherever possible they use professional singers based in the Northwest.

Sarah Helsby Hughes, Liverpool born soprano, stars as Mimi and Nicholas Sales, her real-life partner, stars as Rodolfo.

Nicholas works regularly at the Royal Opera House, and Sarah is the Artistic Director of Heritage Opera.

They are joined by another couple from South Manchester. Andrea Tweedale who sings the ‘Tart with a Heart’, Musetta, and her husband Matthew Palmer, who plays the philosopher Colline.

Heritage Opera have been touring for the last 15 years, taking opera to locations that other companies tend to ignore.

The cast of eight experienced professionals have appeared with many leading opera companies in the UK and beyond.

The show has already been critically acclaimed and received impressive reviews as it has travelled around the country.

Michael Cookson, from Seen and Heard International, said: “This traditional production, sung in English, flowed seamlessly and was full of sincerity and atmosphere.

“Highly evocative, the costumes were excellent too. Typical of Heritage Opera were the number of smaller details it is so good at delivering, the acting too was top-drawer.”

Tickets for the show can be booked at ticketsource.co.uk/brioleisure or via the Box Office on 0333 666 3366.