Excerpts of Matthew Peterson's chamber opera "Voir Dire," libretto by Jason Zencka, were performed at the 2014 Fort Worth Opera Frontiers Festival on May 9, 2014 at McDavis Studio. It received the following review in the Wall Street Journal:

"The opening scene of Matthew Peterson's "Voir Dire," an opera inspired by trials that librettist Jason Zencka covered as a crime reporter in Wisconsin, was instantly compelling. A vocal quartet created the chaotic, buoyantly funny atmosphere of a bond hearing, complete with a bored judge, a harried district attorney, and a resentful, foul-mouthed male defendant. Then the action suddenly segued into an aria by a female defendant (movingly sung by Ms. Deiter) that was devastating in the simple awfulness of its tale of betrayal."

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