Rave review for Gerald Barry’s latest opera

It’s a long time since I’ve read such an enthusiastic review, and what’s even more surprising is that it should be of an opera by Gerald Barry. And it isn’t just any old opera: this was the world premiere of The Importance of being Earnest, no less, a concert performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the Walt Disney Concert Hall, with Thomas Ad├Ęs conducting. The full review is here, and it’s well worth a read.