"[T]he sleeper proved to be Rosamund Illing's Marguerite--not only for its predictable vocal merits, but for its extraordinary grasp of character, which finally managed to make sense for me of her character as inconsistently, or at least puzzlingly, visualized by [producer Ian] Judge....Illing was... an elusively flighty mirage in Act I....Later on, she managed, rather miraculously in view of the schizophrenia required, to play the virtuous, demure, maiden who is the Marguerite of the garden scene, as well as the dementedly fallen woman of the madhouse which concludes Judge's Faust...."
Opera Opera (January 1999)