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Where Angels Fear to Tread (1998)

Opera in Three Acts
Libretto by Roger Brunyate after the novel by E. M. Forster
4 Sopranos, 2 Mezzo-sopranos, 2 Tenors, Baritone, Bass
Flute, Oboe, 2 Clarinets, Bassoon, 2 Horns, Trumpet, Trombone, 2 Percussion, Harp, Strings
Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes, not including intermissions

Reviews from the Opera San Jose 2015 professional premiere:

“a potent a well-made new work…arias gleam with an arching lyricism” - Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

act thre scene three“In the last act, as hearts are cracked open, composer Mark Lanz Weiser opens the floodgates. His music arrives in waves...At a time when much contemporary opera feels dry and derivative, this one has a voice.” - Richard Scheinin, San Jose Mercury News

From the Peabody Conservatory production:

"The best new opera I've heard in years" - Stephen Wiggler, The Baltimore Sun