by giacomo puccini. anchorage opera, ak. feb 2011. directed by marc astafan. sets: arnulfo maldonado. costumes: denice jewell. lights: lauren miller. photography: arnulfo maldonado.
"Anchorage Opera's current production of 'La Boheme' marks as good an effort as we've seen from the company in some time. The sets are sharp and evocative...the on-stage look was dramatic and functional. The garret was a small set within the proscenium. At the end of Act I, it rolled away and the Cafe Momus street scene rolled into place with the curtain up over the course of about two minutes. The customs checkpoint of Act III was downplayed and instead designer Arnulfo Maldonado supplied a stark cityscape punctuated with alleys." -- on LA BOHEME, Anchorage Daily News.