From a February 25, 2006 review by The New York Times:
Aaron Copland wanted to make it an opera. So did Leonard Bernstein. But Thornton Wilder, the author of "Our Town," turned both composers down. Now, 68 years after it was written and 30 years after Wilder's death, the play has made it to the opera stage. "Our Town," with music by Ned Rorem and a libretto by J. D. McClatchy, received its premiere here on Friday evening by the Indiana University Opera Theater, one of six commissioners of this opera. [more]
The opera made its debut in the Monadnock Region during the 2008-2009 season of the Raylynmor Opera company.