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David J. Baker
Opera News, April 2017

Each of the casts has at least one sterling headliner: the authoritative Sergei Leiferkus as the miserly, aging knight; resonant, charismatic Lithuanian bass-baritone Kostas Smoriginas as Aleko (recalling Hvorostovsky in the famous cavatina); and, in intense, focused portrayals in both Aleko and Francesca, soprano Anna Nechaeva. © 2017 Opera News Read complete review

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