Oliver's new opera, Pincher Martin, based on the novel by William Golding, has received rave reviews following its premiere performance at the Royal College of Music Britten Theatre.
In his review, Mark Ronan described the music as 'wonderful and original', stating that the composer had 'produced a one-and-a-quarter hour Gesamtkunstwerk of stunning originality'.
He concludes his review by remarking that 'the Royal Opera House has presented works of far lesser value in the Linbury Studio, and even sometimes on the main stage... It is the only opera in the classical sense (orchestra pit, singers, staging) on any of Golding’s novels, and is absolutely not to be missed.'
To read Mark Ronan's review in full, click here.