"The music has the breath and pulse of romance indeed it races and strolls with delight, musing in ecstasy or threaded with bitterness for tragedy. Echoes of other scores including Romeo & Juliet are interleaved with other inspirations. They [orchestra] play under the voices but there is no sense of balance twiddling. The two components – narration and music are achieved with equipoise. Rewards are yielded ceaselessly in this melodrama in sixteen scenes. If you love emotionalism and melodic profile of Romeo and Juliet this is a score you must hear"