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20 Oct 2006

`Bird of Night' Is Hobbled by Patchy Libretto, Plodding Score

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aRLAQ4uCPFts&refer=muse

Le_Gendre.jpgBy Warwick Thompson [Bloomberg.com, 20 October 2006]

Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) -- ``Bird of Night,'' which received its world premiere in the Linbury Studio at London's Royal Opera House last night, has more devil worship, incestuous love and noble self-sacrifice than many a new opera I've encountered recently.

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