"Sometimes performances of smaller roles make impressions as striking as the leading ones, and we realize how important they are to an opera vocally and dramatically. Sean Christensen, appearing in no fewer than three roles, is an excellent example. As the student Edmondo in Act 1, he sang with a lovely lyric sound and moved well, as the Dancing Master in Act 2 he was appropriately haughty and bemused, and in his brief appearance as a Lamplighter in Act 3, he showed us that every character, no matter how small his role, can be impressive."