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Critical Acclaim on Madam Mao

“Sheng’s… formidable technical skills and intriguing musical voice was not once in doubt
during this opera about Jiang Ching, the ruthless wife of Mao Zedong…The orchestral writing is brilliant.”

— The New York Times

“Mr. Sheng offers us an artist’s insight and understanding of that startling image.”

— The Wall Street Journal

“Sheng proves to be a beguiling melodist. Also admirable is his recognition
of the value of the divertissement.”

— Financial Times (London)

“No scene is too long, and there is plenty of contrast between violence and warm lyricism.
Sheng’s music is eclectic and the scoring is imaginative.”

— The Telegraph (London)

 

 
 

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