You'll want to see other, um, microphones, too, when the provocative Angela Gheorghiu, who we were so smitten with in La Rondine, comes back for more Puccini via La Boheme. It seems that it's the 150th anniversary Puccini's birth this year, we're getting two operas by him (with being the other.)
A wee bit tame, we say, since you typically get two operas by Puccini in any season. Take, for example, La Rondine and Madama Butterfly. A true anniversary celebration would be to showcase all of Puccini's works, or even better, how about eleven different productions of Butterfly? Short of that, you're just screwing the Pooch-ini.
Picture of Anna Netrebko courtesy of SF Opera. More after the jump.Tosca