© Mark Whitehouse, Royal Academy of Music
A new opera with music by Peter Maxwell Davies
and libretto by David Pountney has received rave reviews at its opening in London. The rest of the run is sold-out.
What the papers say about Kommilitonen! (Young blood!)
'A glorious, heart-warming pageant of humanity...It's a bold and beautiful assertion of the transformative power of truth.' ***** London Evening Standard
'Don't be put off by the title or the subject matter - it's a triumph'
'An extraordinary testament to the fact that, at the age of 76, his creativity is radiantly alive' The Daily Telegraph
‘It is as good as any theatre score he has ever composed.' ***** The Guardian
'A potent, thrilling night...the score works strikingly well. A stirring blast of an opera'
**** The Times
‘Here is proof that Maxwell Davies, who says he never intended to write another opera, still had a serious success inside him.' Financial Times
The opera was commissioned by the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Juilliard School in New York. The performances in New York will take place November 2011.