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“But the heroic star of the proceedings… was the magnificent mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook as Mrs. Peachum. Cook showed how to give Weill’s music its full due without sacrificing any of the script’s satiric bite, especially in an account of ‘Ballad of Sexual Dependency’ with a winning blend of swagger and tonal richness. Her comic pacing was impeccable… she delivered every line and every take with crisp exactitude. There’s nothing she can’t transform into pure delight.”

Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle