Music OMH: 26 May 2015, in La Bohème

“Lucas Meachem is an outstanding Marcello, never putting a foot wrong as he asserts his rich and powerful baritone, and the benefits of having such a strong central quartet really come to the fore in Act III. We can fully appreciate the differences between the relationships of Rodolfo and Mimì, and Marcello and Musetta (one spiritual, perfect but transitory, the other earthly, turbulent but lasting), while feeling some sense of over-arching unity as well. It is so easy for the two couples to exist on such different planes that they simply do not form a coherent quartet on stage, but that is not a trap fallen into here.” See the Full Review »