This is a lovely recording of a frothy Massenet confection. The opera itself is not particularly deep or meaningful, but has some lovely moments, and is not dissimilar to his earlier opera Cendrillon. If you like Massenet or romantic French opera, you are likely to enjoy Cherubin. Von Stade in the title role is a delight, her singing always characterful and beautiful. All the other principals are exemplary, with a particularly lovely performance by a young Dawn Upshaw. If you're looking for a Cherubin for your library you don't have many options, but this is the one to go for.