"The unreal bloom of this affection, which seemingly appears from nowhere, is rendered wonderfully real by tenor Matthew Vickers and soprano Chelsea Bonagura. These two do more than sing well. As lovers who must turn on a dime from vulnerability and innocence to passion and longing, Vickers and Bonagura suffuse their roles with parallel mixtures of tenderness and fire, producing beautifully matched performances. . . Anchoring the story is Rodolfo’s closest friend Marcello, sung splendidly by baritone Corey Crider. Crider’s performance wonderfully complements each member of the ensemble."
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