Praise for The Grapes of Wrath

“Gordon and Korie have found the timeless and timely essence of Steinbeck’s epic. The Grapes of Wrath, with a strong, literate libretto by Michael Korie, is a success.”
Los Angeles Times

“The hall was packed and the ovation tumultuous.”
— New York Times

“Gordon's idiom is founded in American musical theater, but he amalgamates it successfully with Puccini and Strauss, Copland and Bernstein, and still projects a profile that is distinctly his own.”
— Opera News

“Gordon’s lyrical gift shines through every page of the score, a melting pot of musical Americana that incorporates blues, jazz, country fiddling, and more.”
— Chicago Tribune

“The great American opera?  The Grapes of Wrath might be it.”
— Musical America

The Grapes of Wrath has teeth…Gordon, working in tandem with his librettist, Michael Korie, has found ways to leave its rage intact, even as he gives lyric voice to the suffering Joad clan.”
— The New Yorker