The Manchurian Candidate: Press



Jay Gabler, Classical MPR: Minnesota Opera’s ‘Manchurian Candidate’ is a winner

Michael Anthony, Star Tribune: ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ is another winner for Minnesota Opera

Pamela Espeland, MinnPost: ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ at the Ordway: dark, thrilling, not to be missed

Jay Furst, Rochester Post Bulletin: Attention, Pulitzer Board: Minnesota has another contender

Todd O’Dowd, l’etoile magazine: In Review: “The Manchurian Candidate”

Basil Considine, Twin Cities Daily Planet: “The Manchurian Candidate” infiltrates, conquers at Minnesota Opera

Kate Leibfried, Rock the Ordway blog: My first [eerie and spectacular] opera

Peter Alexander, Sharps and Flatirons blog: Puts’ Manchurian Candidate Wins the Audience on Opening Night

Sophie Kerman, Minnesota Playlist: This is your candidate

Matthew Harris Gordon Byrd, RedCurrent: The Ordway: MN Opera’s Head of Music Rob Ainsley on ‘Midwest’s Lincoln Center’



Mike Silverman, Associated Press: Cold War-era thriller premieres as opera

John Birge, Classical MPR: The Manchurian Candidate: Minnesota Opera’s Hypnotic Thriller

Vaughn Ormseth, Classical MPR: Composer Kevin Puts is making a mark in Minnesota

Euan Kerr, MPR news: The Minnesota Opera tackles the Cold War

Graydon Royce, Star Tribune: Pulitzer winner Kevin Puts returns to Minnesota Opera with high expectations

Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press: ‘Manchurian Candidate’ has makings of great opera, including a really evil monster

Pamela Espeland, MinnPost: Librettist Mark Campbell on ‘The Manchurian Candidate,’ contemporary opera and that Pulitzer

Michael Anthony, MinnPost: Minnesota Opera hatches a political thriller: ‘The Manchurian Candidate’

Anthony Iverson, l’etoile: Weekend What’s What

John Townsend, Lavender magazine: Emblematic “Manchurian Candidate” Now an Opera – Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts comments

Ryan Stotts, Rochester Post Bulletin: Long Distance: Familiar story makes original opera in capitol

Basil Considine, Twin Cities Daily Planet: Interview with Kevin Newbury of the Minnesota Opera’s “The Manchurian Candidate”: Paranoia, spying, and politics