"Perfect delight... vocally strong, acted the title role to perfection"

Of course the best staging in the world would have availed little had the singing and acting not been of the high quality it was Saturday evening. Peter Strummer’s Don Pasquale was a perfect delight. Vocally strong, he acted the title role to perfection, creating a character that was petty and foolish, to be sure, but basically decent all in all. Such three-dimensional portrayals of decrepit old men seeking young brides are rare in opera to say the least.

Don Pasquale, Opera Lyra Ottawa