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From Sage to Stage part 3

Riders of the Purple Sage - Arizona Opera
Phoenix Magazine

Michael Grady

Medium: Print

Riders of the Purple Sage, the opera based on Zane Grey’s classic Western novel about a patriarchy-smashing heroine rancher, has gone through many phases. It started as a whimsical “what if?” posed by Bohmler when a rainstorm trapped him in the Zane Grey Cabin & Museum (see From Sage to Stage, Part I, October 2015), then evolved into a passion project between Bohmler and his good friend, librettist Steven Mark Kohn.