"Riders of the Purple Sage" is a new opera by Composer Craig Bohmler and Librettist Steven Mark Kohn. The opera is based on the iconic Western novel by Zane Grey and will be produced by Arizona Opera. The story takes place along the Arizona/Utah border in 1870. Sets will be designed by renowned Southwestern landscape painter Ed Mell. The opera will celebrate its World Premiere at Arizona Opera in 2017 at Phoenix's Symphony Hall March 3, 4 & 5.
Special thanks to Ed Mell for the use of his paintings, Bill Davis and Greg Voigt for camera work, and Quantum Leap Productions for stellar post production services.