"Charismatic mezzo... top-notch comic sparks... surprisingly big-hearted"

The charismatic mezzo Cindy Sadler delivered top-notch comic sparks as Baba, in her prattling aria over breakfast, and then in her dishware-smashing rage (the plates dutifully handed to her by her bored husband). However, she was also unexpectedly moving in her scene with Anne, emerging as surprisingly big-hearted when Baba encourages Anne in her continued pursuit of Tom.
Joshua Rosenblum