We often ask ourselves, how many Bohèmes can one endure in one's life before one says, basta? We either need a new, exciting voice (with a sprinklage of teh drama to boot) or, say, really special set designs.
One of the lamest things to ever happen to the world of opera, is that no opera house has ever hired R.B. Kitaj, who passed away
yesterday this past Sunday in Los Angeles, to design their sets. OC's choice, if she could travel back in time, conquer a major opera house General Managership, and hire Kitaj, would be Bohème: RBK's (the artist, not the sneaker) quintessentially Belle Epoque spirit would have created wondrous images for that opera. And, we'd have totally dug a Kitaj Lulu, too. The list is long, really.