Song and Dance of Imaginary Lands
"To say that it’s a unique piece of theater is a vast understatement."
"The cast is heroic. Beautiful voices, singing music that runs the spectrum from simple melody to woven harmony and percussive abstraction."
"It reminded me that this is one of the sacred aspects of theater, to gives us this reflection of the world that we don’t see when we are so caught in the daily details."
"Overtone Industries’ new opera left me with an almost childlike sense of wonder and awe."
"Interweaving fact and fiction, dream and reality, performers and audience, this new opera becomes a living part of the audience’s own kinesthetic memory."
Woman in the Wall
"...a lovely hypnotic odyssey set to medieval music."
"I liked the production as much for its ambition as I did for its musicality"
"O-Lan Jones’ shimmering score carries the evening’s entertainment in a flow of shifting vocal forces and orchestrations."
"creates an enduring experience that balances beauty of landscapes and soundscapes with thought-provoking theater."
Cynosemma: A Dirge from the Dog's Tomb
"The beauty of the opera,...is finding where the differences lie, what is gray and what is silver, what is and what almost is"
"Jones, who is the formidable stoic Hecuba — as well as the composer — relies heavily on ancient Greek modes for a score redolent with chant."
"...the music, movement, and dialogue are enchanting..."
"...breathes new life into an ancient tale while still making it feel relevant to today’s audiences."