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“Blythe Gaissert as Lucretia on the other hand gave a vivid and memorable account of the role. She has a commanding stage presence and made the dramatic transition from assured, in-control mistress of the house to unhinged rape victim in a series of deft stages.

Her mezzo has warmth and polish, but also a touch of flint: I enjoyed especially her articulation of the lower-lying passages (in a role made famous forever by her illustrious predecessor Kathleen Ferrier)."

                      -Musical Criticism UK