A group of us went to see a nice production of La Boheme last year with a Romanian soprano and a really terrific Polish tenor. The result was a fair rendition of an old standard. The voices were excellent and the sets were OK. The biggest shock, to someone whose visit was his first, was the sound. Would you believe they had microphones and huge speakers stashed at the sides of the stage which made one feel he was in a rock concert arena. Terrible acoustical mess and irritating to a music lover. Let's petition David, the general manager to dispense with the artificial sound and bring back natural music!