I was honored to conduct over 100 performances of Baz Luhrmann's production of Puccini's La Boheme first at the Curran Theater in San Francisco, then at the Broadway Theater in New York City, and later in 2004 for a 3 month sold-out run at the AhmansonTheater in Los Angeles.

       Luhrmann's 2002 production featured Puccini's opera:  without cuts, sung in Italian with supertitles, with top-notch 27 piece orchestras; combined with 3 of the best young international operatic casts ever assembled.

       Original cast members who continue to distinguish themselves include:  tenors Alf Boe, Jesus Garcia, and David Miller (presently of Il Divo); and baritones Eugene Brancoveanu, Ben Davis, and Daniel Okulich.