FROM THE JUNE 2016 REVIVAL:

“A robust new, wind-centric orchestration for seven musicians…”  – The 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:

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

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

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

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

“Wende Persons’ libretto is a masterpiece of economy.” – The 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