A Stunningly Inventive Fairy-Tale Triumph "... Also making her U.S. debut was the Italian mezzo-soprano Daniela Pini—and for once, as the work demands but as too often doesn’t happen, the singer in the title role was the shining star of the show. Ms. Pini is a totally delightful Cenerentola, both to look at and to listen to. ... ... the voice we heard in this performance is both lustrous in tone and sufficiently strong, and the technique Pini produces it with is fully Bartoli-esque in clarity and precision: every note in the countless scale passages Rossini gave her to sing was cleanly separated from its neighbors, while at the same time forming part of a beautifully smooth overall legato. ..."
Bernard Jacobson, Seen and Heard International
"… The Italian mezzo-soprano Daniela Pini, making her U.S. debut in the title role, is astonishingly good: her voice is rich, full, and remarkably agile and accurate throughout the role’s considerable range. Her appealing stage presence and affecting acting add to the impressive vocal goods. …"