This is probably the best orchestration compliment I could ever hope for from the LA Times’ recent review of The Invention of Morel:
“Scored for a 16-piece band that often sounds as if ballooned into something 10 times its size, the music hectored the audience persistently, often at odds with the contours of the vocal lines.”
I worked on this for two years with Stewart Copeland to get that big sound out of a little orchestra, and the shows at the Chicago Opera Theater and the Long Beach Opera have been close to sold out. SUCCESS!!