Breaking the Waves "stands among the best 21st-century American operas yet."

-David Shengold, Opera News

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."

- David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer

"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

AuthorMissy Mazzoli