“The Lucia of the American coloratura soprano Kathryn Lewek offers a physical, vocal and expressive composition in a concentration of emotion and sensitivity, from coloratura pyrotechnics (high notes, trills, vocalizations) to quasi-veridical dramatism (realistic in snatches of speech, cries, sighs and whispers, sketches of onomatopoeia). A whole precious repertoire is brought together during the dementia scene. Her physical presence, in the costumes that hinder her, is strong, valiant. Her timbre combines the flower and the fruit of the cherry tree, ethereal and pulpy with, around the hard core of her craft, a cantabile (singing) animated by light vibratos. They streak through the air like little paper planes.”