From the Editor

Earlier this year, critic Anthony Tommasini wrote in The New York Times:

“Baz Luhrmann's hit production of La Bohème is indeed a lively, stylish, and inventive show with a young, sexy, and endearing cast. … Yet from a musical perspective, many veteran opera buffs will be dismayed, as I was, by the compromises the production has made, most grievously in its use of body microphones to amplify the singers and two digital sampling keyboards to fill in the instrumental textur

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