"A brilliant, bold portrayal of a contemporary tragedy..."
-Daphna Levitt, Opera Canada. Best Operas of the Decade, on I will fly like a bird

"Plant's setting of this poem (Canciones del alma) succeeds in transcending the limits of musical style to give articulation to experiences which are almost beyond the realm of language, verbal or musical. John Plant, a composer who has a significant message for our time."

-Wolfgang Bottenberg, Montreal Mirror, 20 January 2000

"This reveals a major talent that deserves to crop up in international recitals... Plant is that rarest of composers, one who writes sympathetically for the voice.. "
-Barnaby Rayfield, Fanfare, January/February 2012.
on Babel is a Blessing: Vocal Works in Eight Languages ".. A regard for language that is purely metaphysical and a skill in handling words musically which is uniquely his own...An inspiring sampling of music..." -Laurence Vittes, Gramophone, July 2010, on Babel is a Blessing