The Grapes of Wrath Opera
posted: April 28, 2008

After the premier of their opera, The Grapes of Wrath, Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie are well on their way to being considered the stars of modern American opera.

When Neal Persinger of Hemispheres asked me to do a portrait of Gordon and Korie for the May issue, I was excited. The Grapes of Wrath was the first Steinbeck book I read as a kid, and he became one of my all-time favorite writers.