This charming comedy is a celebration of innocence, so what setting could be better than a small Italian-American community in the Napa Valley, circa 1915? Tenor Ramón Vargas superbly embodies the role of the lovesick Nemorino, who according to the San Francisco Chronicle "gave a ravishing performance." Soprano Inva Mula "[was] full of fire and temperament" as the beautiful Adina.
"Who couldn't go for a bright ray of sunshine right about now?"
–San Francisco Chronicle
More raves from the San Francisco Chronicle:
"It's saucy, it's sweet, it's a stream of laughs and lovely melody...you just can't ask for more."
"Beautifully sung and staged with a deft balance between romantic tenderness and physical comedy, this is an entertainment perfectly designed to chase away any lingering shadows."