April 17, 2005
Opera Studio's 'Bohème': Almost as Good as It Gets
The "La bohème" … is about as good as any "bohème" you are likely to see this side of the Metropolitan Opera or Covent Garden…
The "bohème" presented Saturday night at the University of Maryland 's Clarice Smith Center had maximum impact from the chilled but boisterous opening to the despairing final curtain.
The stage director is Pat Diamond, whose credits include Broadway as well as many opera companies across the United States. The singing is vividly expressive from the top to the bottom of the cast.