Why critics split over new operasmain
Thoughtful piece by David Patrick Stearns in Philly.com on this summer’s two US operatic premieres.
Everyone raved over George Benjamin’s post-modern opera, Written on Skin. Stearns could not see the point.
Most reviewers cavilled at Jennifer Higdon’s traditionalist Cold Mountain. Stearns liked it.
So why is that? Read here.