Miami Music Festival
"The youthful cast of Miami Music Festival's production brought enthusiasm and dramatic aplomb to director Jennifer Williams' inventive staging ... Williams' imaginative production made an asset of the low-budget, bare bones sets. The Bohemians' horseplay exuded a real sense of fun. Mimi's death was given grandly tragic dimension on the darkened stage."
-- South Florida Classical Review
"Billed as 'a great introduction to new opera-goers,' MMF's staging of the accessible and emotionally driven drama is exactly that, having been given a modern twist ... The energetic direction of director Jennifer Williams occasionally left me reminded of Baz Luhrmann and the 1996 film 'Romeo and Juliet,' in that they are both hugely successful modern adaptations of a timeless masterpiece ... The cast, fresh-faced and youthful, was stupendous, creating a chemistry and cohesive atmosphere seen in those who have truly been friends for years, and which you rarely see onstage."
-- Edge Media Network
Conductor / Michael Rossi
Principal Coach - Caren Levine
Set / Yuki Izumihara
Video Projections / Yee Eun Nam
Costumes / Camilla Haith
Lighting / Ron Burns
Hair + Makeup / Jen Perez
Cast // Betsy Diaz/Allison Lonstein, Andrès Peñalver/Vincent McPherson, Anthony Potts/Eric Viñas, Jordan Stadvec/Rachel Marino, José Cuartas/HyungJoo Eom, Cory McGee/John Cabrali, Ismael Gonzalez, Edgar Ricaud
Photography / Kristin Pulido