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Credit: Herbert Slavík

"Somehow this all holds together over two and a half hours, and much of the credit for that belongs to Jiří Rožeň, who has quickly established himself as the go-to conductor in the Czech Republic for avant-garde opera...

Rožeň handled the dizzying changes with precision and balance, segueing seamlessly from soothing harp and glockenspiel passages to full orchestral tumult. He was even more impressive in the long musical interludes that separate most of the scenes, weaving impressionistic textures to set the tone and mood."

BACHTRACK Frank Kuznik