Paul's Case selected as "Best in Classical Music for 2009"
David Patrick Stearns at the Philadelphia Inquirer selected the first full workshop of the opera Paul's Case for his classical music ten best list for 2009. Stearns praised its "solid dramatic timing, compassionate characterizations, and huge potential." The opera by Gregory Spears based on a story by Willa Cather was presented in September as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival by Center City Opera. The work is currently in development at American Opera Projects, having originated during the 2007-08 season of Composers & the Voice.