‘Bonesetter’s Daughter’

Joshua Kosman [SF Chronicle, 15 September 2008]
“The Bonesetter’s Daughter,” which had its world premiere Saturday night at the San Francisco Opera, explodes onto the stage in a burst of circus extravagance: acrobats flying through the air, the nasal squawk of Chinese reed instruments from the balcony, elaborate visuals centered around elemental images of fire and water.