The Grapes of Wrath composed by Ricky Ian Gordon
Minnesota Opera; Grant Gershon, conductor
world premiere recording; recorded on February 10, 13, 15, 17 & 18, 2007 at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota; copyright 2008
Amazon Music Streaming & MP3 files; reissued in 2014
"You couldn’t ask for a more comfortably appointed evening of vintage musical Americana. Yet, with a slyness worthy of Weill, Gordon wields his hummable tunes to critical effect."
"Gordon and Korie and Minnesota Opera have found the timeless and timely essence of Steinbeck’s epic."
"Nothing short of incandescent."
"The great American opera? Ricky Ian Gordon’s Grapes of Wrath might be it.” “In three acts divided into 33 scenes, “GOW” is of epic sweep and of a mesmerizing grandeur that makes the audience participants in the Joads’ flight from Oklahoma to California in the depth of the Great Depression. "
"A splendid, almost perfect production that is smart, funny, touching and harrowing, in all the right places."