Composition Teacher Premieres New Opera
Gregory Spears’ opera Fellow Travelers is based on the 2007 novel by Thomas Mallon. Set in the 1950’s in Washington, D.C., it “tells a tragic story of two young men…[who] have a love affair and become ensnared in the ‘lavender scare,’ the hysteria that purged gay employees from the federal government. “
The New York Times writes, “The surprising musical approaches Mr. Spears often takes to these scenes, and the characters, hooked me right through.”
Read the full review here.