, September 2007
The star of the youngish cast is certainly Peter Mattei’s winning and energetic Count, tall, swaggering, shading his dark baritone authoritatively from a suave, heroic brightness to an incisive menace. Mattei is also a constantly engaged actor, rendering his character’s bluster and discomfort realistically, notably during much of act III, when he must watch the pleasures of the other characters without having opportunity to respond.
…the richly textured voice of Christine Schäfer (Cherubino) is a marvel, her command of boyish pubescence astonishingly natural and unforced, her phrasing a model. © 2007 Fanfare Read complete review