Review: In Her Met Debut, a Conductor Leads a Fresh ‘La Bohème’

Eun Sun Kim, who recently made history at the San Francisco Opera, had an auspicious arrival at the podium in New York for Puccini’s classic.

Review: In Her Met Debut, A Conductor Leads A Fresh ‘La Bohème’

The New York Times – by Anthony Tommasini

Giacomo Puccini’s beloved “La Bohème,” with its lyrically rich and deftly written score, has the makings of a surefire opera. Yet the music is full of traps for a conductor, especially when it comes to pacing and rhythmic freedom; give singers too much expressive leeway, and things can easily turn flaccid.

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