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Floyd, CarlisleSusannah (1953-1954) 105'
A musical drama in two acts

Music Text  
Libretto by the composer, based on a story from the Apocrypha (E,G)

Scoring
Major roles: S,T,BBar; minor roles: 2S,M,A,3T,2Bar; chorus; dancers 2(II=picc).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl).2(II=dbn)-4.2.3.1-timp.perc:SD/cyms/ gong/xyl-cel-harp-strings .
Abbreviations (PDF).

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.


For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section.


World Premiere
2/24/1956
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Lynn Orr, director / Florida State University / Karl Kuersteiner


Press Quotes  
“Composed 50 years ago at the height of the McCarthy persecutions, it is a flawlessly effective melodrama focused on an innocent woman victimised by a narrow Evangelical community in rural Tennessee. …it speaks straight to the heart through music of uninhibited tonal simplicity and Pucciniesque fervour.”
Daily Telegraph


Recommended Recording
Cheryl Studer, Jerry Hadley, Samuel Ramey, Kenn Chester, Michael Druiett, Steven Cole, Stuart Kale, David Pittsinger, Anne Howells, Della Jones, Jean Glennon, Elisabeth Laurence, Lyon Opera Chorus, Lyon Opera Orchestra, Kent Nagano
Virgin Classics VCD5450392

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