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Looking Back on La Bohème: Feedback and Reviews

Oct 14, 2015 11:27:00 AM
By BLO Staff

La Bohème has left the stage, but the music lives on! Enjoy this sampling of reactions from students, audience members, and critics.

“One has to applaud Boston Lyric Opera for the boldness of its new production.”
The Boston Globe

“I thought the production was fabulous in every way. I hope we get the reviews it deserves for being so creative and lush and poignant. Congratulations to the entire artistic team!”
– Tania Zouikin, audience member

La Bohème was the first opera I have been to, but it surely wont be the last. The captivating performance had me glued in from the first note to the very end…What a marathon—and they all seemed to handle it with ease!”
– Owen Mansfield, Harvard student

“A risky and rewarding update…[with] intellectual punch and polish.  This ‘Bohème’ finds itself in a new era, looking sharp and sounding terrific.”

“I absolutely adored the Opera last night. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it at first, and signed up just to try it out. But when I saw it, it took me into a whole other world.”
– Student, Tabor Academy

“An exceptionally talented cast gave rich performances across the board.”
Boston Musical Intelligencer

“I was very impressed. The concept was intelligent and it was realized excellently musically, dramatically, and vocally.”
–Audience member

“From the beautiful and ornate theater to the minimalist set, everything was visually wondrous. Then the music began and within ten minutes I was lost in the story.”
– Student, Tabor Academy

All photos: T. Charles Erickson for Boston Lyric Opera

Topics: 2015/16 Season, Feedback, la boheme, Student Posts, BohemeBLO

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