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"The production ... puts Stravinsky’s (and Auden’s) modernism into visual form, using simplicity, clarity, and proportion to set the basic tableaux of the countryside, London, Tom’s apartment, and Bedlam. The touches of interwar British modern art and design color the stage with depth. This revival will always be welcome." Full Review
for a previous production "There’s a strong case to be made that Rigoletto is a proto-Brecht drama, and certainly the actual features of the Weimar Republic could be a compelling setting for the opera. It’s a shame such an excellent cast is fronting a new production that comes off as an empty bill of goods." Full Review
"With repeated exposure, the brilliance of this score comes into sharper and more heightened focus, as does the certainty that 'Akhnaten' is one of the great traditional operas, albeit in a 'modern' compositional style. As Monteverdi reflected the musical world of his era, so Glass has done since the late 20th century." Full Review