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Variety August 2007 – Paradise Lost

August 30, 2010 at 10:35 pm UTC

“Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings” employs not just original anime sequences, but the very structure and attitudes of classic Japanimation to spin out its post-apocalyptic allegory about angel children’s struggle to build a new world. The result may resemble a musicalization of “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome” but it’s neither pretentious nor kitschy. Musically lush, committed and smart, tuner will appeal to a demographic far beyond comic book fans (who’ll adore it), for in composer/librettist/co-lyricist Eric Whitacre it introduces an exciting new, and potentially important, figure in the musical theater.”
Bob Verini

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