Anne Midgette for the January 15 2017 edition of the Washington Post:

"Matthew Peterson and Emily Roller’s “Lifeboat” began dramatically with a storm scene, then moved onto the tranquility of the becalmed, focusing on three shipwreck survivors in a lifeboat, and culminating in a vocal trio that Peterson was able to make truly beautiful (not every composer can write stirringly on command)...the [opera] I’d like to hear again is “Lifeboat” (with Freedman as the doctor, Raquel González as an angry young soldier and Andrew McLaughlin as a stuffy professor), in which I thought Peterson packed a lot of music."

read the full review here