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"superb retelling […] upends opera tropes in a compelling story about women, madness and performance […] smartly conceived, tightly written and beautifully sung […] Orth’s score, here conducted by Daniela Candillari, is refreshingly varied and densely constructed, with a firm grasp of melody and a welcome balance of electronic and acoustic instruments, classical techniques and extended ones. Her voice writing is powerful […] sensitive and generous writing […] This is an achievement indeed because it re-emphasizes how powerful opera can be in good hands"

The Observer, 10.05.23

Classical Voice North America, 09.27.23

Seen and Heard International, 09.27.23

Broadway World, 09.27.23

OperaGene, 09.27.23

"a triumphant world premiere"

The Wall Street Journal, 09.25.23

Broad Street Review, 09.25.23

"harrowing, breathless [...] opera needs works like “10 Days,” which treats the medium with affection and respect while also chafing at its tropes throughout history."

The New York Times, 09.25.23

Berkshire Fine Arts, 09.24.23

Phindie, 09.24.23

Parterre Box, 09.23.23

Vigour Times, 09.23.23

Bachtrack, 09.22.23

"Orth [...] has created an opera of unexpected immediacy"

Washington Post, 09.22.23

Philadelphia Inquirer, 09.22.23

Washington Classical Review, 09.22.23

Associated Press, 09.22.23

Opera Now, 09.21.23

Globe and Mail, 09.21.23

Metro Philadelphia, 09.20.23

"[10 Days in a Madhouse] will make for a fascinating portrayal of this story adapted from and reflective of real life."

WRTI, 09.05.23

The New York Times, 09.05.23

Washington Classical Review, 09.04.23

"...Rene Orth delivered a vibrant dose of K-pop [in TakTakShoo]

The New York Times, 10.03.22

KQED, 01.27.22

"..Rene Orth/Colleen Murphy’s “Dear Colleagues,” which expresses the challenges of pandemic parenting, is hilarious..."

San Francisco Classical Voice 01.24.21

"Polished, assured, and uniquely Philadelphian ... Orth uses electronics that allow a sense of flexibility and spontaneity..."

Philadelphia Inquirer, 11.19.21

Good Morning America, 11.19.21

I Care if You Listen (ICIYL), 11.15.21

Philadelphia Tribune, 11.14.2021

"Orth’s music is surprising and engaging, alternating a delicate classical feel with experiments in sound and texture."

Opera News, Critics Choice, 09.2021

"‘Jabberwocky’ is a theatrically enticing Sci-Fi laden hit ... It doesn’t matter which extreme the tempo is sitting at; you’ll be transfixed from start to finish in the mix which gives Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds a run for its money."

A&R Factory, 01.14.2021

Musical America, 06.05.2018

Opera News, Sound Bites, 08.2017

Musical America, 11.2015

New Artist of the Month: Composer Rene Orth

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