Directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, this splendidly cast production from Glyndebourne stars the much-missed Donald Gramm as Verdi's "rogue who gets up to every kind of mischief."
"His voice range is ideal, coping easily with high Gs but descending to deep notes delivered with tremendous strength of colour. Dynamically he can deliver a gentle, almost whispered note up to smooth stentorian volume which fills the stage. His scene with Benjamin Luxon (Ford/Fontana) is to be relished: from silent acting to misplaced confidentiality. With Kay Griffel (Alice), Gramm provides legato phrases and lyrical lines delivered almost silkily. Introspection is not easy, but having struggled out of the water, Gramm's character revival is masterly."—MusicWeb International