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Bill White
Fanfare, May 2017

The singing heard here is satisfactory and pleasing. …Katrin Fuchs provides a classic soubrette voice as Riquette and Michael Heim sings with pleasing effect as Stefan. Schellenberger has the soprano goods for operetta, singing well here as Viktoria, but might be stretched in more demanding vocal roles. The festival chorus and orchestra, as usual, are finely rehearsed and well recorded. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review

Elliot Fisch
American Record Guide, May 2017

Abraham’s music is often inspired—there are beautiful and memorable melodies, swirling waltzes, tricky up-beat tempos, and modern sounding songs that are more musical comedy than operetta.

The Morbische Festival’s staging is spectacular, and the entire gigantic stage is used effectively. There are many colorful tall stairways and sets; the acting, singing, and dancing by the principles is excellent; the wellrehearsed dance numbers very impressive. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Joanne Sydney Lessner
Opera News, March 2017

…the most touching vocal performance comes from character baritone Andreas Steppan as the American ambassador, John Cunlight, and Schellenberger’s connection with him in the Jacques Brel-ish “Pardon, Madame,” is one of the loveliest moments on the recording. © 2017 Opera News Read complete review

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