La Bohème hits all the right notes
Cape Times - almost 6 years
Every time I leave an auditorium at the conclusion of another La Bohème, I am quite decided that this is the perfect opera |||
CAPE TOWN OPERA, Artscape Opera House; Puccini: La Bohème; with Nozuko Teto, Given Nkosi, Owen Metsileng, Siphamandla Yakupa, Xolela Sixaba, Amos Nomnabo, Monde Masimini; Cape Philharmonic, Cape Town Opera Chorus and Children’s Chorus; conducted by Jeremy Silver, directed by Matthew Wild, designed by Michael Mitchell, lighting by Nicholas Tilney. Until May 16. DEON IRISH reviews. EVERY time I leave an auditorium at the conclusion of another La Bohème, I am quite decided that this is the perfect opera. Of course, other works vie for that title: but I really do doubt that there is another that engenders such an overall sense of gratification. The libretto is multi-faceted and engrossing and Puccini’s score superb. Given as attractive a staging as this Christine Crouse production, the combination is theatrically alluring. Reviewing the opening night o...
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