Florida State Opera: La Bohème

Review, Tallahassee (FL) Democrat, 5 Novemeber 2007.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:16 PM

    Dear Steve,

    Thank you for your review of La Boheme. I attended the same opening night performance and agree it was a splendid show. I hope your positive review contributed to the packed house on closing night that I attended as well.

    However, I cannot believe your comment about the orchestra "... at its best..." Dough Fisher is a fabulous and experienced conductor but that orchestra was not following him in Act II (one of the most difficult acts of rubato in the repertoire). It was sloppy at best.

    It would help raise the level of artistic product if the only music critic in Tallahassee would raise the bar in reviews and call it like it is.

    Does the Tallahassee Democrat just want flowery positive reviews? (we are so great Tallahassee?)

    Charles Witmer
    Director of Music
    Grace Lutheran Church
    M.M. The University of Michigan