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MN Opera presents Fellow Travelers
June 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
One event on June 17, 2018 at 2:00pm
One event on June 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
One event on June 21, 2018 at 7:30pm
One event on June 23, 2018 at 7:30pm
An opera by Gregory Spears; Libretto by Greg Pierce. Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon
Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera.
The story of a forbidden love affair between two men in 1950s McCarthy-era Washington, D.C., Fellow Travelers is a searing opera infused with political drama, unexpected humor, and sincere heartbreak. A chance encounter between recent college graduate Timothy Laughlin and handsome State Department official Hawkins Fuller results in Tim’s first job—and his first love affair with a man. As McCarthy mounts a desperate bid for power and internal investigations focus on removing “sexual subversives” in the government, Tim and Fuller find it increasingly dangerous to navigate their double lives.