The strongest quality of Later the Same Evening is its inventive concept…Mr. Campbell¹s imaginative libretto gives everyday conversation some wistful, poetic touches.
—Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times
This stimulating double bill begins with Later the Same Evening, in which Mark Campbell¹s libretto brings figures from five Hopper paintings to imaginative life.
—George Loomis, Financial Times
Hopper's people, rather like Vermeer's, are usually seen waiting--and we never know for what. Audaciously, the opera ends the waiting, breathes life nto Hopper's subjects, and lets them connect. We watch them shatter Hopper's compositions, replacing confident and carefully organized art with
the messiness of life.
—Robert Fulford, National Post
LATER THE SAME EVENING