Christina Pecce brought a warm, rich sound as Anne, imbuing the character with a strong presence and immense gravitas. She displayed considerable gifts as a singing actress, giving an intelligent, three-dimensional performance informed by emotional specificity, attention to detail and complete command of the text.
Leading this large cast is Christina Pecce. She is a gorgeous brunette and embodies this role of this magical nanny perfectly while captivating everyone in the audience. Christina’s glorious crystal clear soprano voice soars in “Practically Perfect”, “Spoon Full of Sugar”, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, “Feed the Birds” and “Anything Can Happen” with this latter number inducing a standing ovation. Her acting and dancing are as marvelous as her vocals and her interactions with the whole cast is astonishing, too. Christina is phenomenal in this role and her flying all over the theatre is astounding.
Christina Pecce, in that role, gave perhaps the most polished and engaged performance of the evening.
“With a cast of only five, the story was very easy to follow and brilliantly cast. Christina Pecce played the star role of Concepcion. [...] Pecce was able to achieve astounding vocal expressivity both in a dramatic and comedic sense. Her full voice soared and blended beautifully with those of her colleagues.
[...]vocally she was the star of the show. Her acrobatic gifts were almost as great, as the choreographer really put her through her paces.
As a chamber piece, the vocals are quite evenly spread among the cast throughout the opera, but Christina Pecce showed particular facility within Susa’s varying idioms. Her jazz spotlight that opened ‘Godfather Death’ was refreshing and suave and her warm tone carried even the most cumbersome vocal intervals with impressive phrasing. Pecce’s character portrayals, whether the savage, vain queen of ‘Snow White’, or the possessive, but ardent Mother Gothel, were distinctive and well developed.