26 Oct 2005

The Mines of Sulphur, New York City Opera


By Martin Bernheimer [Financial Times, 26 October 2005]

The stage is bleak, shadowy, scary. The orchestral writing, quite massive, is dissonant, descriptive, percussive. The vocal lines are wide-ranging and awkward yet poignant. The plot examines the wages of murder, retribution and guilt.