Why the critics swatted The Fly opera

Richard Ouzounian [Toronto Star, 13 September 2008]
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.
Actually, It was a whole chorus of middle-aged male reviewers who did the dirty deed, but when they had finished with David Cronenberg and Howard Shore’s opera of The Fly, which opened in Los Angeles last Sunday night, they had not only swallowed it, but regurgitated it onto the pages of the continent’s papers as well.