US critics choose their best new opera of the year

A national committee of Heidi Waleson, George Loomis, Alex Ross, John Rockwell and Arthur Kaptainis has decided on the best new US opera of the past 12 months.

It is Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves, premiered on September 22, 2016 by Opera Philadelphia.

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  • Congratulations to Ms Mazzoli. The music in the short video clip sounds quite impressive, and unusually beautiful.

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