Opera Update: For You - blog review
Previously I referenced some reviews about the new opera composed by Michael Berkeley with a libretto Ian McEwan. Here is another review, from the blogsphere.
In the Dark was not particularly favourable with the music, "In the opening scene the composer Charles Frieth is taking a rehearsal, with him on stage conducting the orchestra in the pit. The tuning-up sounds are carefully scored - quite a challenge for a composer, I think - and it’s a very clever opening. This idea comes back whenever there’s a particularly manic episode (usually involving the deranged Polish maid Maria), the apparent cacophony from the orchestra mirroring psychological disorder on stage. That works well too, at least the first time. But this device is used so often that it begins to irritate."