'Timothy Robinson and Ishwar Maharaj on an operatic journey from darkness into light.' 

The Times

 

'Only a slim young man (Ishwar Maharaj) advertising Y-fronts remained to take the burden of Tippett's portentous vision' 

Evening Standard

 

'Gym bunny in Y-Fronts (Ishwar Maharaj).' 

The Observer

 

'When things turned nasty, the crowd stripped and killed a group of refugees; one young man, (Ishwar Maharaj) clad only in a pair of dingy underpants, survives and becomes the young man who commits the assassination which is at the heart of the oratorio. But he also represents a sacrificial victim. At the end of part 2, after the assassination, he is buried only to be reborn with a tree at the opening of part 3.' 

Ensemble