NEW YORK, Monday, November 24, 2005. “Zazà is a lesser known, but not a lesser Leoncavallo opera. Toscanini conducted the premiere in 1900, but the piece did not arrive in New York until 1920. ... Ms. Millio has the poise and command of an experienced diva, and with her cries of renunciation summoning the final curtain, she chewed the imaginary scenery to a vastly satisfying consistency. I was taken by the strong, cultured baritone of Stephen Gaertner as Cascart, Zazà‘s once and soon-to-be-restored lover. ...Ms Milio did very well. Her teary laments may have approached the shameless, but I suspect they are what Leonvacallo had in mind.
Bernard Holland, The New York Times