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May 7 and 8, 2015, showcase of The Golden Gate as part of Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers Series

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. . . The subjects could hardly be more varied, among them “The Golden Gate,” Conrad Cummings’s setting of Vikram Seth’s novel about the changing relationships of five twenty-somethings in San Francisco in the 1980s. . .

–  Allan Kozinn, The New York Times (read complete article)

. . . clear, appealing score. . . lithe melodic lines that flow and entwine in the manner of Monteverdi. . .  intensity more often encountered in Stephen Sondheim’s musicals. . .

–  Steve Smith, The New York Times (read complete review)

An Opera News "Best New Operas of the Twenty-first Century" selection:

. . . I saw a DVD of a semi-staged performance with piano that knocked me out. It was really honest and full of feeling. I was caught up in the story and the people, as if I were watching a movie. . .

–  Greg Sandow, Opera News (see complete list)

From Lyric Novel to Lyric Stage: The Golden Gate

How Does an Acclaimed Novel-in-Verse Become a New Opera?
Presented by Stanford Arts Institute at Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
May 30, 2013

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