Excuse me, does my Boheme look big in this?

By Rosemary Sorensen [The Australian, 2 September 2010]
PUCCINI’S La Boheme is about Mimi, that pathetic creature who loves oh so briefly, then is snuffed out, coughing up her guts with a bad case of consumption. Never mind that she is able – poor and ill though she may be – to warble at the top of her spotty lungs and drive her lover to distraction. Mimi is a tragic maid.