John Plant, composer

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...Halifax's 2012 Scotia Festival of Music production of I will fly like a bird  has haunted me for almost a decade...   A brilliant, bold portrayal of a contemporary tragedy....

                      -Daphna Leavitt, Opera Canada, Best Opera of the Decade: Opera Canada's Definitive List

...This reveals a major talent that deserves to crop up in international recitals... Plant is that rarest of composers, someone who writes sympathetically for the voice...'

                     -Barnaby Rayfield, Fanfare, January/February 2011

... A regard for language that is purely metaphysical and a skill in handling words musically which is uniquely his own... Crystalline textures and harmonies....

                      -Lawrence Vittes, Gramophone, July 2010