"What is arguably Bretan’s masterpiece. The music has an otherworldly serenity which doesn’t exclude passion and dramatic intensity and most of the singing is on an exalted level."
"I was deeply impressed by the power of the dramatic writing while at the same time he retained his very personal melodic language - truthful, tonal and expressive - just as in his songs. I still regardHoriaas a landmark work in the history of opera for its humanity and struggle for freedom." -Göran Forsling, www.musicweb-international.com