Peter Benecke. Barnaby Palmer
. Conductor and Music Director, San Francisco Lyric Opera.
"...Robert Milne is a national musical treasure. With the creation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Mr. Milne deserves to be considered in the company of an Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein; one of the truly great American composers...:
Former Düsseldorf Opera tenor who has performed extensively
"...After singing through the role of Ichabod Crane, I fell in
love with the music... The style and language of Sleepy Hollow is both stirring
and accessible, it speaks to the very heart and soul of the listener...
music is ingeniously complex, sometimes containing three separate meters
simultaneously, expressing intimate affection in a stunningly beautiful duet.
People don't even realize what it is to which they're reacting while being
deeply touched and moved..."
. Music Director & Conductor, Syracuse
Chorale; founder and director of the Berks Grand Opera, Reading PA.
"...I pored over the opera score of the Legend of
Sleepy Hollow and listened to it for three days. I was enthralled by the music
and the plot, by the arias and ensembles, by the often rollicking,
but sometimes somber choral passages. But more than that, I was moved by
the sensitivity and love embedded in the music and in the principal characters
of the opera..."
"...I believe that its premiere will be sensational as
performed by a major opera company. Furthermore, I believe its subsequent
performances will attract a great company of devotees, serious opera lovers and
novice listeners alike..."
Samuel Cristler. former Associate Conductor, Metropolitan
Opera. Founder of Sinfonia San Francisco.