La bohème in the Press

“So brilliant is the entire show … a feast for your eyes and ears.”
Raphael Maurice, Alive Magazine – May, 2016
“So brilliant is the entire show… if you are wanting a taste, indeed a feast for your eyes and ears, go and see ‘La bohème’ this season… This is first-rate opera done in English, and from the orchestra to the lights and songs, La bohème is perfection.”

“A group of fine voices in the roles of the young bohemians.”
Sarah Bryan Miller, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch – May, 2016
“Puccini’s beloved La bohème has everything you could want: a tuneful score full of familiar arias, sympathetic characters, contrasting love stories and a tear-compelling conclusion… a group of fine voices in the roles of the young bohemians. Baritone Anthony Clark Evans brought superb vocalism and a completely realized character to Marcello... and he does a mean cartwheel.”

“Outstanding talents… any opera lover will supremely enjoy this splendid production.”
Steve Callahan, Broadway World – May, 2016
“All the principals are outstanding talents. Andrew Haji sings Rodolfo with a smooth and pure tenor… Mimi is sung by the lovely Hai Ji Chang. Such a powerful, beautiful voice resides in that small frame! Baritone Anthony Clark Evans gives a very strong performance as Marcello-not only musically, but as an actor. And Musetta! Lauren Michelle brings energy, bright movement, sexiness and a beautiful voice to this role … It will sweep you away! … Any opera lover will supremely enjoy this splendid production.”

 “The company’s latest version emphasizes the humor… an utterly charming and zesty production.”
Lynn Venhaus, The Belleville-News Democrat – June, 2016
“The company’s latest version emphasizes the humor and pathos when young folks live out their dreams and fall in love… While the principals are all in fine vocal form, it is the four roommates together who stand out... The charming quartet is impressive in both singing and acting, earning laughs through their humor… an utterly charming and zesty production.”

“Andrizzi conducted with particular attention to the scores more delicate moments.”
Jay Harvey, Jay Harvey Upstage – June, 2016“Emanuele Andrizzi conducted with particular attention to the score's more delicate moments -- its pauses, changes of expressive direction, and the multiple nuances the orchestra supplies to underline or paraphrase the emotional ups and downs of these perennially engaging characters.”