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

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.