“Paul Groves and Raymond Aceto were relaxed, self-assured luxuries as the laughing army officers, Tchekalinsky and Sourin.” – The New York Times

“As Sourin and Tchekalinsky, Raymond Aceto and Paul Groves managed to provide the opera with a sardonic edge. They grated against you for their pointed but cheery bullying of Hermann. They were at the core of the famed gambling song near the end of the opera.” – Opera Wire

“Raymond Aceto stood out in the small role of Sourin with his rich, granite bass.” – New York Classical Review