Thu 11 March 2010, Financial Times

La Fille mal gardée, Royal Opera House, London

By Clement Crisp
Marianela Nuñez as Lise It was the happiest of first nights. From the moment the cockerel and hens began to dance the audience was enraptured, and as Frederick Ashton’s marvels of step and comedy flooded over the stage, we saw a sunlit masterpiece that buoyed up its cast on a wave of happiest bravura.