No, no, it's typical Zefferelli, very traditional, masses of extras, nothing to upset the horses - see Barbara's note above. Kasper Holten is about to retire the traditional ROH Bohème which has been around for about 30 years (and I'll be going to see Opera North's new Bohème next month - they're aiming to put on lots of performances and hoping to make lots of money from them. Times are hard in our conservative+so-called liberal democrat shrinking of the state).