The Two Widows at Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Richard Morrison [Times Online, 11 August 2008]
This year the Edinburgh International Festival looks east. Not as far east as Beijing, but to the fertile fields of Eastern Europe and Russia. It’s fitting that the first staged opera is by Smetana, father of Czech nationalist music. Not his frenetically jolly Bartered Bride, but his later (1874) and deeper Two Widows.