- Anne Midgette is quite positive, though there's this: "Heggie’s music can be a little facile, a little derivative: references in this piece range from Glass to Puccini to Britten. It also has a slightly anodyne quality, lulling the listener with through-composed pleasantness, in spite of Patrick Summers’s spirited, committed conducting."
- Joshua Kosman likes it, but calls out what sounds like howling bad judgment at one point in the opera. He mentions, also, a "long, torpid silence" when the whale is approaching. Well, now, Heggie also bailed on composing any music to accompany the death of the condemned prisoner in Dead Man Walking.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Or Maybe Not
More on Moby-Dick; everybody is more positive than Brian: