The New York Times - "The moment of death, live onstage" - (bespreking 'Grief & Beauty')

Grief & Beauty | 21 October 2021
"We watch as one of her eyes closes involuntarily, and her breathing becomes halted. In Douai, some around me cried openly (...) "Dido’s Lament" from Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas, which opens “Grief & Beauty,” returns at this moment, along with more personal anecdotes from the cast. Yet no matter how hard Rau tries to interweave their stories with Johanna’s, her presence is overpowering. She belonged in a production of her own."