World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Of Mice and Men (opera)

Article Id: WHEBN0018707764
Reproduction Date:

Title: Of Mice and Men (opera)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Of Mice and Men, Carlisle Floyd, Seattle Opera, The opera corpus, Wexford Festival Opera, Sarasota Opera, Harry Theyard, Frank Corsaro, Anton Coppola, List of 20th-century classical composers by birth date
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Of Mice and Men (opera)

Of Mice and Men is an opera in three acts by the American composer Carlisle Floyd. The English libretto was written by Floyd and is based on the novella of the same name by John Steinbeck. The opera was composed in 1969.[1]


Of Mice and Men was first performed on January 22, 1970 by the Seattle Opera at the Moore Theater.[2] The opera has been performed frequently within the United States.[3] In 2004, Albany Records produced a recording of the opera.[4] The opera is included for performance in the 2011 Opera Australia season and is directed by Australian film director Bruce Beresford.[5]Sarasota Opera presented it in 2013.


Role Voice type Premiere Cast,[6]
January 22, 1970
(Conductor: – Anton Coppola)
Lenny Small tenor Robert Moulson
George Milton baritone Julian Patrick
Curley tenor Harry Theyard
Curley’s Wife soprano Carol Bayard
Candy bass Archie Drake
Slim baritone Kerry McDevitt
Carlson tenor Erik Townsend
Ballad Singer tenor Gerald Thorsen
Ranch Hands (at least 8) male chorus Seattle Opera Male Chorus


External links

  • Amadeus Almanac, accessed 4 August 2008

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.