Devastatingly poignant... The British composer fully possesses the essential ability to make the dramatic moment tangible
Fred Cohn, Opera News, 30 Jan 2015
A remarkable first opera... This 70-minute juggernaut makes you feel disturbingly in the moment, living—and dying—along with the characters.
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal, 3 Feb 2015
A breathtakingly powerful and phenomenally well-staged achievement that lingers in your mind and your heart... This is destined to become a part of the modern canon, one of the most compelling and relevant operas in a generation.
Arnold Wayne Jones, Dallas Voice, 4 Feb 2015
Everest is riveting... hugely entertaining and the music is gorgeous. It has all the ingredients of a blockbuster... If you want to see where opera is headed in the 21st-century, don’t miss this production.
Catherine Womack, D Magazine, 2 Feb 2015
Talbot's music is a wonder... it is almost unclassifiable. He doesn't just break the rules of opera writing; he completely ignores them. He relegates such traditions to a display case in some musical museum — archaic and useless in today's theatrical world... It is a triumph.
Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Theater Jones, 1 Feb 2015
A stirring score on top of a masterful libretto... It's easy to imagine Everest as a lasting work.
David Weuste, OperaPulse, 31 Jan 2015
The Dallas Opera [has] scored a mighty coup [with] Joby Talbot and Gene Scheer's Everest. A very powerful drama [that] rivals great legitimate theater in its impact.
Olin Chism, Fort Worth Star Telegram, 31 Jan 2015
Joby Talbot's orchestration in Everest was simply outstanding in its plush multilayered brilliance.
Laurie Lynn Lindemeier, The Column, 4 Feb 2015