FROM THE JUNE 2016 REVIVAL:

“A robust new, wind-centric orchestration for seven musicians…”  Wall Street Journal

“It is a true American opera that embodies our spirit of freedom and personal destiny – going into the wilderness to discover ourselves and build a new and better world.”  – Gay City News

“The sincere presentation felt extremely relevant.” – WQXR Radio

“Just as charming and wonderful as ever.” – Gay USA

“The story is easy to relate to and hard to forget.” – Broadway World Opera

“Director Douglas Moser created a modest, bare bones production that cut straight to the heart of the matter with no fuss.”   Gay City News

“A deeply moral opera about the importance of authenticity and courage.” – Parterre Box

“I advise you not to miss it. You will leave the theater afterward with hope in your heart and, believe me, a little turned on by this wholesome tale of forbidden desire.” – The Front Row Center

 

FROM THE 1998 PREMIERE:

“There was a soaring affirmation in this music of the transcendent beauty of life and love.”  New York Times

“A rare–and moving–opera about women in love.” New York Magazine

“Romance colored by Danger and Ecstasy”  New York Times

“Kimper’s music recalls Richard Strauss in its soaring vocal lines.” – USA Today

“The opera bubbles with glorious vocal writing.”  Opera News

“Wende Persons’ libretto is a masterpiece of economy.” Wall Street Journal 

“The delicate, chamber textures of the score allow the text to emerge with uncommon clarity amidst shimmering, Ravel-like harmonies.” – American Record Guide

“It is an opera that sings.” – New York Post

“A charming folk opera that companies around the country would be wise to add to their repertoire.” New York Blade News

1998 The Story of the Opera – University of Rochester Alumni Gazette

“Two Women With Gumption” – New York Times

“Time & Patience” Advocate May 1998

“‘Patience & Sarah’ pays off, makes opera dream come true”  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The Ballad of Baby Dyke” – Lesbian & Gay New York

“Love Songs” HX for Her