Two reviews are in so far. Both are quite positive. Not only that … I was mentioned! What fun to read that, although I don’t feel tremendously heroic.
There are numerous heroes in the pit, too, including flutist Isabelle Chapuis and oboist Patricia Emerson Mitchell, who beautifully executed the solos composed by Weiser for those instruments.
The other review, by Joshua Kosman, can be seen here.
I really love this opera, and it appears others are enjoying it as well. I have a few solos, and I think the work is quite well written for oboe. That being said, it is NOT an easy work to play, and I have to keep my energy up throughout.