An excellent cast was on hand, headed by Vivica Genaux in the title role. She used her ripe, warm, evenly produced mezzo to compelling effect. Kenneth Tarver brought a light, uncommonly sweet tenor and often exquisite phrasing to the role of the Prince. Eduardo Chama nearly stole the show as Don Magnifico, as much for the technical panache of his singing as for the deliciously colorful characterization; he's the real deal, buffo-wise. Daniele Lorio (Clorinda) and, especially, Magdalena Wor (Tisbe) provided abundant vocal power to go with their comic spark.