Boston Lyric Opera's new production of Philip Glass's "In the Penal Colony," mounted in the panopticon-like space of the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, was intricately choreographed and executed with panache and genuine passion by its principals. A third, key performer was Yury Yanowsky, a former Boston Ballet principal dancer, in an enthralling mute role listed simply as "Man," who could have been a ghost of all past prisoners executed by the machine.
Mao, Angelo (2016) In Review: Boston. In: Opera News, Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 47-48. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/672750/.