Christopher Donison's first opera, based on three Jack Hodgins tales, struck a chord with listeners at its Victoria premiere.
... Donison's orchestration provided an expressive subtext for the characters, adding all the moody subtleties one expects from a sophisticated opera score. Donison's work is melodic and memorable, yet with all the textural inventiveness of a composer firmly in this century. He admits to burrowing the best of both musical theatre and serious composition, and does a good job of blending the two. .....