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  • Sight & Sound: David Thompson
    July 31, 2015 | September 2015 Issue (p. 95)

    Luca Canonici does a creditable job, but he lacks the necessary charisma, as to some degree does his Mimi, the American-born Barbara Hendricks. Aside from a brief fantasy image when Rodolfo first sees Mimi in – literally – a romantic light, and a silent role created specially for a morose Massimo Girotti, the end result is often conventional to the point of dullness.