Tag Archives: La Boheme

2011 Review – and a look ahead to 2012

As I look back over my first full year of publishing opera reviews in SPLASH Magazine, January seems like a good time to reflect on some of the operatic highlights of the past year.  It came as something of a shock to me Continue reading »

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La Bohème – Opera San José Produces a Winner

La Bohème is Puccini at his most tender and sympathetic. He loves these foolish young Parisians because he was once a struggling bohemian just like them. He understands their happiness and pain, and he is never judgmental. His music pierces our hearts with its beauty and directness. For generations, La Bohème has been the best first opera, the best date opera, and, for many, the best opera.”
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La Bohème – To Cry or Not to Cry

La Bohème is one of the most popular operas of all time. Continue reading »

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La Bohème

. . . . a four-mile drive to Lucie Stern theater in Palo Alto, and there I was watching

LA BOHÈME
Puccini
October 24, 2009
West Bay Opera
Palo Alto, CA

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La Bohème

Last Wednesday I went to the Encore showing of the New York Metropolitan Opera’s MetroHD movie-theatre production of La Bohème.  And I was disappointed.

What is my favorite opera?  I can’t answer that question.  It depends on my mood and what operas I’ve seen recently.  But to the related question, “What opera affects me the most emotionally?”, the answer is La BohèmeContinue reading »

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