Through projects such as Opera Fusion, Cincinnati Opera aims to do more than just commision new work. Gregory Spears’ Fellow Travelers, a McCarthy era gay love story with a libretto by Greg Pierce, also shows the company's desire to foster "closer collaboration between wordsmiths and notesmiths."
William Littler, “Who Says Opera Can’t Tell a Credible Story?,” The Toronto Star, July 2, 2016, https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2016/07/02/who-says-opera-cant-tell-a-credible-story-littler.html
David Duran, “Behind the Scenes of Cincinnati's Gay Opera,” Out, April 18, 2016, http://www.out.com/theater-dance/2016/4/18/behind-scenes-cincinnatis-gay-opera
Naomi Lewin, “A New Opera Illuminates the 'Lavender Scare,' a Little-Explored Era in Gay History,” NPR, June 18, 2016, http://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2016/06/18/482307467/a-new-opera-illuminates-the-lavender-scare-a-little-explored-era-in-queer-histor