Breaking the Waves "stands among the best 21st-century American operas yet."
It is not easy to find new operas that command attention, tell their story lucidly, and create a powerful, permeating mood. Dark and daring, "Breaking the Waves" all this with sensitivity and style.
-Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times
"a powerful, fully realized, artistically significant piece...if you believe the only depressing art is bad art, Breaking the Waves is exhilarating."
"The most startling and moving new American Opera in memory"
-Albert Innaurata, Parterre Box
Missy Mazzoli's Breaking the Waves is "savage, heartbreaking, and thoroughly original"
- Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal