Another day, another Bohème (this is the Florida Grand Opera's turn).
When your direction is reduced to having the children's chorus sitting at the front of the stage waving flags, you got a problem.
(Production photo via)
Tragically enough, that big secksy man that is James Valenti (see image above) will be part of la Scala's Bohème we'll be subjected to in a couple months, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, in Franco Zeffirelli's dusty old staging. No little kids waving flags there, right?