“To Hell and Back” Reviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle

[a] resourceful and often eloquent score. [Heggie] rises vividly to the challenges of using the old instruments in new but idiomatic ways, including an impressive version of a French overture that alludes to historical models while keeping its own dramatic profile and establishing a set of identifiable motifs that return tellingly throughout the piece. Stephanie’s main aria boasts a vibrancy and eloquence that are all the more touching for being a blend of melodic styles. McGegan led a vivacious rendition, moving nimbly from one phrase of the work to the next and underlining Heggie’s most arresting inventions.
Nov 06, 2006