Opera review by George Loomis, 13th November 2013

„The new opera “Dorian Gray,” by the young Slovak composer Lubica Cekovska, represents the latter. Ms. Cekovska’s easily grasped, mildly dissonant style, with lyrically oriented vocal lines, underscores, as far as it goes, the unsettling nature of Oscar Wilde’s sinister novel. Tension is created by steady drumbeats, insistent rhythms and swelling chords. Ms. Cekovska interestingly conveys the picture’s disfiguration musically through wordless boy-soprano melodies that recur increasingly distorted.“


© Lubica Cekovska