Love and Other Demons at Glyndebourne

Geoff Brown [Times Online, 12 August 2008]
I liked the stage direction ìAll hell breaks looseî. Perfect for a convent exorcism ñ the climactic event in this new opera, unveiled before a gourmet audience who would have probably preferred to be eating Mozart. But where was Hell exactly? I saw nuns in a polite flap, a little writhing, smeared blood: a tea party compared with the Exorcist films. Silviu Purcareteís production of this imaginative but uneven opera by Peter Eˆtvˆs is troublingly cool, tasteful and careful.