Reviews: Reviews


The New York Times
“With its smart music and sharp-edged romantic drama, Fellow Travelers seems assured of lasting appeal” Read the review.

The Wall Street Journal
“[The] subtle, lyrical music is beautiful without being obvious or sentimental.” Read the review.

Chicago Tribune
“One of the most accomplished new American operas” Read the review.

Opera News
“Music that breaths along with the story it tells” Read the review.

The Toronto Star
“A well-told, dramatically involving story.” Read the review.

Cincinnati Enquirer
“Powerful… a ravishing musical score.” Read the review.

CityBeat
“A remarkable cast” Read the review.

WQXR
“It is the finest new opera I have seen since Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally’s Dead Man Walking premiered in 2000.” Read the review.

I Care If You Listen
“The rhythmic integrity of the vocal performances was highly commendable, and the execution of the pulse-based score was even more impressive…” Read the review.

The Broadway Blog
“Composer Spears has created a score that is often hauntingly beautiful yet simultaneously tuneful.” Read the review.

Instinct Magazine
“I noticed that the opera resonated with everyone around me…It was a powerful performance and truly an event I will not forget.” Read the review.

Jay Harvey Upstage
“…Fellow Travelers captures one of [America’s] most intense, toxic eras by focusing on a heart-tugging romance.” Read the review.

Parterre
“The mostly youthful cast is superb all around and the two leads are vocally and physically convincing.” Read the review. 

Man About World
“The silence and breathlessness after show’s impassioned conclusion echoed with an answer of hollow bewilderment, tears hanging on eyelids, ready to jump.” Read the review.

Seen and Heard International
“This superb musical drama is cause for celebration, especially in the first-class world premiere…” Read the review.


 

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