Mon 29 March 2010, Financial Times

La Fille mal gardée, Royal Opera House, London

By Clement Crisp
Steven McRae appeared on Saturday night as Colas, the ardent young farmer who loves Lise, the wayward heroine of Ashton’s pastoral masterpiece, La Fille mal gardée . I do not recall a more dazzling account of the role in many years – not, perhaps, since its creation by David Blair 50 years ago.