The most distinctive music heard all season, it embraces Hughes' bumpy asymmetrical rhythms with a soaring mellifluousness, not bothering with catchy melodic hooks but going straight to the emotional center.
- David Patrick Stearns, USA Today


Sweet soaring music...
- David Sheward, Back Stage


Gordon has an excellent sense of melody and does a good job of setting the text.
- Jane L. Komarov, Opera News


Some of the songs are extremely moving, others sadly touching.
- Aileen Jacobson, New York Newsday