Overdue Debut for Composer and Exiled Prince

By Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 25 July 2010]
SANTA FE, N.M. — When an opera company presents a world premiere by a living composer, the opera in question usually represents the composer’s current style and approach. This was not the case on Saturday night for the absurdly overdue premiere of Lewis Spratlan’s “Life Is a Dream” here at the Santa Fe Opera.