Praise for the premiere of “On the Threshold of Winter,” the first opera by Peabody alumnus and chair of the Composition Department Michael Hersch (BM ‘95, MM ‘97) zeroes in on the music’s “dark and fragile beauty” and visceral power, leaving the audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in “traumatized silence” after its heart-wrenching finale. The review spotlights fellow Peabody faculty member Roger Brunyate’s staging and the “soul-baring and courageous performance” of the opera’s star, Peabody faculty and alumna, Ah Young Hong (BM ’98, MM ’01). Read the full review below.
Inner Musings on a Precarious Descent: Michael Hersch’s New Opera, ‘On the Threshold of Winter’
Other Reviews for “On the Threshold of Winter”
A wintry night in late June – The New Criterion
New Hersch opera a journey toward death – The Philadelphia Inquirer