"...the vocal writing is consistently lyrical-often breathtakingly ecstatic. ...Matthus's 'opera vision' casts a powerful spell, the work of a major composer with important things to say."
Peter G. Davis, New York Magazine
"He chooses important subject matter and handles it with seriousness and dramatic flair."
Andrew Porter, The New Yorker
"I suspect we may be hearing quite a bit from Siegfried Matthus over the next few years. ...[Matthus's] orchestration, however personal, is always sure; moreover, he knows how to write effectively for the voice."
Tim Page, New York Newsday