Set at the dawn of the Cold War, Fellow Travelers follows Timothy Laughlin in Washington, D.C. during the “Red Scare” of the 1950s. His values are put to the test when he falls in love with Hawkins Fuller, a handsome State Department official. The two men become tangled in a web of fear and deceit during the “Lavender Scare,” a witch hunt and mass firings of gay people in the United States government.
Saturday, February 4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University.
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Artistic Director Adam Turner conducts this exciting Virginia premiere composed by Virginia native Gregory Spears<https://gregoryspears.com/>, which also features two key players from the widely acclaimed 2016 world premiere at Cincinnati Opera: Director Kevin Newbury and baritone Joseph Lattanzi, who originated the role of Hawkins Fuller and was praised by The New York Times for his “buttery baritone luxuriant and robust.” The Times declared the original production one of the best classical music events of 2016, lauded for its “heart-wrenching yet musically lucid drama… the music, libretto, and sure-handed direction by Kevin Newbury create a tidal pull that rushes the action along and the audience’s sympathies with it.” We are also delighted to welcome writer Thomas Mallon<https://www.thomasmallon.com/>, author of the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers on which this opera is based, for a post-show talkback from the stage on Saturday night.