"Loads of fun... well-rounded, memorable"

The trio that follows is loads of fun, as the increasingly fraught Marquise attempts to teach the girl to sing properly, despite Sulpice’s not-so-subtle melodic interjections of the 21st Regiment’s fight song, “Rataplan.” Mezzo-soprano Cindy Sadler and bass-baritone Stefano de Peppo know their way around occasionally oversize characters, creating well-rounded, memorable ones whether singing or speaking. Sadler’s vapors-prone Marquise evolves into a redoubtable matriarch, and de Peppo’s Sulpice shifts with ease between a leader of men and the tender father to the orphan Marie.
Robi Polgar