“Death and the Powers” makes Top 10 list!

The Dallas Morning News has ranked the Dallas Opera's February 2014 production of "Death and the Powers" one of its "Classical music: Top 10 performances of 2014." Reviewer Scott Cantrell writes: Tod Machover’s sci-fi opera, dividing a cast of characters between known reality and some sort of parallel existence, was quite a stretch for a company …

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Reviews of “Death and the Powers” in Dallas

Congratulations to the cast, crew and incredible team that pulled off last night's flawless opening night performance of the Dallas Opera's production of "Death and the Powers"!! Much relief all around that the Operabots, moving walls and chandelier were all in splendid working order after three years in the warehouse. Reviews are coming in! The …

Kennedy Center Award

The Kennedy Center’s National Committee for the Performing Arts  (NCPA) has awarded Tod Machover with its inaugural Award for Arts Advocacy. The award was presented at the Committee’s meeting in Boston, Massachusetts on September 21, 2013. “We are proud to present Tod Machover with the inaugural Award for Arts Advocacy,” stated Norine Fuller, Chairwoman of the Kennedy …

In Opera News

Here's an insightful article about Tod Machover in the October issue of Opera News. Written by Philip Kennicott, Pulitzer prize-winning critic for the Washington Post, the article delves into the evolution of the music and gets to the heart of what the operas are about. Refreshing! Some great quotes: "…Machover, voluble and friendly in person, confounds expectations. Valis, …

The Scotsman reviews “Festival City”

"Festival City", which received its world premiere on August 27th at Edinburgh's Usher Hall, garnered a favorable notice in The Scotsman: Machover’s new work – a moody soundscape combining recorded audio bites of Edinburgh with bristling, atmospheric live orchestral impressions, and created from material submitted over the internet – was anything but gimmicky. Driven by …