“Musically, it is gold of the highest carat. Under conductor Evan Rogister the orchestra excels in richness of sound from fear to ecstasy through the orchestra’s weave of leitmotifs that reveal connections, reactions and thoughts. The music’s flowing natural romance with the forest’s rustling and birds chirping is contrasted scenically by a landfill with consumed gadgets. The ensemble is brilliant. It shines with vocally good sound and crackles of expressive phrases. The performance can withstand both close-ups and pandemic distances.”

★★★★★ Karin Helander, Svenska Dagbladet, 28 March 2021

“Once more, conductor Evan Rogister inspires the orchestra to play at its very best, his ability to understand the musico-narrative arc of each act creating a compelling experience.”
“The whole production is a triumph in a time of adversity: Superb!”

★★★★★ Colin Clarke, Opera Now, 30 March 2021

“Conductor Evan Rogister guided a slightly reduced and carefully-spaced orchestra to colorful effect, together with a solid vocal cast whose fresh and vital performances surely satisfied hungry audiences far and wide.”

★★★★ Katherine Syer, Bachtrak, 31 March 2021

“As in Die Walküre, Rogister’s conducting of the orchestra was in balance with the singers and brought out some lovely colours, in particular in the beginnings of Acts I and II where the orchestra encapsulated the atmosphere of darkness and evil.”

★★★★★ Niklas Smith, Seen and Heard International, 27 March 2021