"La Boheme" at the Mikhailovsky Theatre: It seems like Opera has everything, except the director.
- I have long not heard such a clear performance of "La Boheme" - in fact at Puccini's no hint of sentimentality indiscriminately, all the emotions of the composer stitched calibrated instrumental form distinctive timbre characteristics of the character and motives of the system, moving from one part of the opera to another.
- Excellent balance of orchestral groups allowed to fully enjoy the carefully prepared climaxes, who followed them "kickbacks" for orchestra diminuendo and new music for a few splashes of forte; while the balance of voices and orchestra was almost perfect. Commendable work of the choir, and children's chorus worthy of the most flattering compliments.
- Kirill Veselago