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‘The Royal Academy of Music students under Jane Glover are remarkable... The chorus works tirelessly.’ The Guardian (5 stars)


‘One of the most exhilarating opera premieres I have attended... a coherent, powerful, poignant, poetic (and never preachy) stretch of music drama... Kommilitonen! makes no compromises but challenges young performers to new vocal and dramatic achievement... Inevitably, the evening was at times emotionally painful. It was also stirring, heroic, and, if the word does not seem too odd, entertaining.’ Opera magazine


commissioned by the Royal Academy of Music and The Juilliard School Sir Peter Maxwell Davies composer David Pountney librettist and director Première production, March 2011


‘This bold adventure has paid off.’ The Observer


‘Imaginative... inspired... The music works with exemplary theatrical skill... The singing was consistently good... and the Royal Academy of Music Sinfonia under conductor Jane Glover gave its best in Maxwell Davies’s imaginative orchestral writing.’ Financial Times (4 stars)


‘A potent, thrilling night.’ The Times (4 stars)


‘A bold and beautiful assertion of the transformative power of truth.’ Evening Standard (5 stars)


‘Paul Driver is astounded by Peter Maxwell Davies’ brilliant opera about protest movements.’ Sunday Times


‘A triumph... The narrative was clear, the structure strong, with several budget- conscious but impressively dramatic coups. And the result outclassed anything I’ve seen on a college stage in years, inspiring wonderful performances all round.’ Daily Telegraph


‘To call the Royal Academy’s staging of Kommilitonen! dazzling, forceful and thrilling would be an understatement.’ Daily Classical Music


‘I felt Kommilitonen! should be instantly committed to DVD, partly to show how appealing a new opera can be, partly as an advertisement for the superb establishment which mounted it.’ The Spectator


‘A gripping new opera about – for once – something important.’ Sunday Telegraph (5 stars)


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