|'An obvious but considerable merit of this release, in Chandos’s Opera in English Series, is that it makes Bartok’s masterpiece more accessible and to a wider audience. After all, how many opera lovers understand Hungarian?... in English it’s irresistible. The English text is supplied, and Chandos has tracked the work very well. The spoken prelude is included...And the sound is excellent – the best I’ve heard from Chandos.'
American Record Guide