The music written by Victor Herbert is charming, and the finale at Brighton on Tuesday evening had to be repeated several times, the audience obliging three curtain calls in a vain attempt to hear it once more.
The Song Birds needs no extended comment. It is enjoyable from the rise to the fall of the curtain. A production better suited to vaudeville has yet to be placed on a stage, and although the story is local, centering in the rivalry of the grand opera impresarios, the comedy can scarce fail anywhere.
Variety 7:3 (07/20/1907)