Robin Follman (Mimi)
Florentine makes tragic tale of love sing
‘La Bohème’ captures audience with likable characters, beautiful music
By ELAINE SCHMIDT [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Apr 05]
Bring a hankie, the Florentine just opened “La Bohème.”
Puccini’s opera, which combines likable characters, elements of verismo realism, poignantly beautiful music and a tragic tale of young love lost, is one of the world’s best-loved operas. The Florentine Opera opened a strong production of the classic on Friday, in which director Lillian Groag found a balance between the story’s humor and pathos.
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