"Acting was a clinic in buffo style"

The acceptance of Peter Strummer’s Mustafa was effortless. His bass voice mixed the great weight of Mustafa’s imagined dignity with the buoyant lightness of his actual flightiness. His acting was a clinic in buffo style, loaded with neatly timed business big enough to be legible but small enough to stay within the frame. No bug-eyed bluster, just fleeting, expressive reaction to the confusion around and within the character.

L’Italiana in Algeri, Florentine Opera