Israeli Opera's 'La Boheme' Overly Sentimental?

It’s a shame that no attempt was made to squeeze any relevance out of Puccini’s work, rather than just rely on it as a surefire tearjerker.

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Israeli and international conductor Daniel Oren appears blessed with a God-given gift: understanding Italian opera. Watching Oren conduct “La Boheme” is much more gratifying than watching the dreary stage...