Aleko, opera by Rachmaninoff . Produced by Commonwealth Lyric Theatre. Directed by Anna Kravets, conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya. Winner of National Opera Association Award for Best Production in the Professional Category

The production is notable for virtually uniformly excellent singing and acting through two casts, the expressive, flexible, but always authoritative conducting of Lidiya Yankovskaya, the strong as well as tender singing of the chorus, the emotionally evocative choreography confidently executed by a talented corps de ballet, and the beautiful costumes that are the work of Scenic and Costume Designer Olga Maslova
— Geoffrey Wieting, The Boston Musical Intelligencer