"First-rank international opera comic"

Unfortunately, as with the Barber of Seville during the fall season, the singers in La Bohème failed to meet the standards required for a suitable rendering of this work by a first-rank international opera company. With two exceptions the brilliant baritone Marius Kwiecien, who sang the role of Marcello with opulent voice and vibrant stage presence, and the bass Peter Strummer in the comic roles of Benoit and Alcindoro.

La Bohème, San Francisco Opera