"Lucy Schaufer pressed all the right buttons with her businesslike personification of Caroline, Mittenhofer's secretary/factotum, her sharply profiled mezzo always ready for the fray."
“As Mittenhofer’s secretary Lina, Lucy Schaufer gave a nearly flawless performance. She handled the high upper range of her part with dexterity, her notes firm and gleaming; just as impressive as her voice, however, was her complete immersion in the role.”
“Mittenhofer manipulates and terrorises the hapless souls in his entourage: his browbeaten but blindly loyal secretary (a superbly layered performance from Lucy Schaufer)…”
“Special praise also to Lucy Schaufer as Mittenhofer’s put-upon mistress-cum-secretary.”
“…and the refuge of fierce efficiency that is Lucy Schaufer’s brilliant Carolina – Mittenhofer’s secretary. Her final unravelling is chilling to behold.”
“…as well as Carolina, a countess reduced to serving as Mittenhofer’s private secretary (Lucy Schaufer, whose arresting singing conveys both the character’s subservience and her aristocratic bearing).”
(New York Times)