A review from the Contra Costa Times.
[qutoe]GEORGIA ROWE: CLASSICAL NOTES
Mingling dancing, singing trips up 'Les Enfants'
PHILIP GLASS turns 70 in a few months, and the music world is already offering tributes. For its part, Oakland Opera Theater has staged the composer's "Les Enfants Terribles." But the influential minimalist composer deserves better than the uneven production that opened at the Metro Theater last weekend.
Glass' 1996 "dance-opera" is based the 1929 novel of the same name by French writer Jean Cocteau. It is the third in a trilogy of Glass works based on Cocteau stories; where the first two ("Orphee" and "La Belle et La Bete") married film and opera, "Les Enfants" relies heavily on dance to tell the story of the title characters, a brother and sister who live in a fantasy world of their own creation.[/quote]