“To Hell and Back” Reviewed by ArtsSF.com

The chamber piece is intriguing, evocative, highly original and curiously involving, one I would welcome hearing again. The wonder here is that the entire piece jells despite the many dissimilarities. Heggie writes in an accessible, consonant style, sympathetic to the voice, while fluent in emotional nuances and outbursts. [Heggie’s] operatic experience enables him to spark dramatic situations effectively. Heggie builds crescendos to scenes of high agitation beautifully, tackling the varied styles with a fluency of rare dispatch.
Nov 06, 2006