Keith phares in tulsa operas promotional material for elmer gantry. Sister carrie to premiere at milwaukees marcus center for. Keith phares reprises elmer gantry with tulsa opera. The june book discussion for elmer gantry by sinclair lewis will be held at new. Based on the eponymous novel by sinclair lewis and the 1960 motion picture with burt lancaster and jean simmons, this classic piece recounts the rise and fall of a charismatic but unscrupulous. Charlie in three decembers with des moines metro opera. Established and emerging national and international opera. Oklahoma magazine february 2014 by oklahoma magazine issuu.
Metropolitan opera national council tulsa district auditions. Elmer gantry is a 2007 american opera by robert aldridge to a libretto by herschel garfein based on the 1926 novel by sinclair lewis of the same name. Over the past few weeks, ive enjoyed sinclair lewis novel elmer gantry as an audio book, beautifully read by anthony heald and it took me a while to figure out why. Matthew dibattista as eddie fisslinger in elmer gantry, tulsa opera. Tulsa opera concludes its 67th anniversary season with a continuation of the companys ongoing commitment to american and english language opera with the. Rock, country, folk, pop and soul all vie for attention in this incredible valueformoney 3 cd set. Opera news to write that keith pharess scrupulously rendered elmer gantry. He begins massive campaigns to build a university and medical center in tulsa. Elmer gantry modern opera a story of love and revivalism. Elmer gantry, florentine opera keith phares and patricia risley gave stand out performances as gantry and falconer, and their scenes together lit up the stage. Opera is in tulsa s dna, and communication with our patrons confirms that our community has a robust and now reinvigorated commitment to our success. Keith phares in going to reprise his role as elmer gantry in robert aldridges opera about the womanizing, hypocritical religious figure who.
This was followed by the two novels considered by many to be his finest, babbitt 1922 and arrowsmith 1925, which was awarded the pulitzer prize in 1926, but declined by lewis. The nashville opera presented the world premiere in november 2007. One of the things kostis protopapas was determined to do as artistic director of tulsa opera was to devote one production a season to an american opera. Karlye whitt introduces tulsa operas 20192020 season duration. The opera was performanced in march 2014 at the tulsa opera. For some reason richard brooks seemed to think of himself as the man best suited to turning great novels and plays into films, but if the results were at best entertaining the brothers karamazov, cat on a hot tin roof they tended to fall far short of the originals. Tulsa ballet will collaborate with members of tulsa opera, tulsa oratorio chorus, and the tulsa symphony orchestra in a monumental production of carmina burana on october 31st, november 1st, and november 2nd at the tulsa pac. Published in 1926, this is the story of a professional good man, a preacher and pastor in those first decades of the 20th century before the great depression. At the time, lewis had published two of the five novels on which his critical. Opera online, march 2010 keith pharess scrupulously rendered elmer gantry. Elmer gantry is a full length, twoact opera based on the 1927 sinclair lewis novel of the same name, which was sighted by the nobel prize committee when.
Robert livingston aldridge the classical composers. His opera, elmer gantry, based on the novel by sinclair lewis, with a libretto by herschel garfein, will be given its full stage world premiere by tulsa opera in february, 2005. Beautifully vocalized and bursting with charismatic smarm think burt lancaster with buttery legato, pharess. Elmer gantry, the opera by robert aldrich and herschel garfein that tulsa. Kostis protopapas to depart tulsa opera at the end of 2015. His musical, the third person, based on a short story by henry james, with book and lyrics by herschel garfein will be premiered in london during the 200304 season. Read or download now book 0451530756pdf download elmer gantry pdf. Keith phares in going to reprise his role as elmer gantry in robert aldridges opera about the womanizing, hypocritical religious figure who attains great heights before being exposed and disgraced. This weekend, tulsa opera will continue its current season with the oklahoma premiere of elmer gantry, a grammy awardwinning opera by robert aldridge. Tulsa opera presents elmer gantry this weekend public radio. See more of kostis protopapas, conductor on facebook. Milwaukees grammy award winning florentine opera company is wisconsins oldest fully professional performing arts organization and the sixth oldest opera company in the united states.
In our production, elmer gantry is portrayed by baritone keith phares, who created the role at. Tulsa operas upcoming production of the robert aldridgeherschel garfein opera will be the fourth time this work. Elmer gantry was conceived almost two decades before its premiere. L elmer gantry opera phares, risley, rideout, kelley, florentine opera chorus, milwaukee symphony, boggs by robert livingston aldridge. In 1930, following elmer gantry 1927 and dodsworth 1929, sinclair lewis became the first american author to be awarded the nobel prize. Sister carrie, a new american opera commissioned by florentine opera from the creators of elmer gantry, comes to milwaukees marcus center for the performing arts for two performances. Wells published a widely syndicated newspaper article called the new american people, in which he largely based his observations of american culture on lewis novels. Ultimately elmer gantry emerged as an opera in two acts, with thirteen scenes and. The tulsa opera board of directors announces that artistic director kostis protopapas will depart the company at the end of the 201516 season. E1960inhdonlinefree lets join, fullhd episode here. The naxos recording of the florentine opera companys march 2010 production won two 2011. For his debut with florentine opera, he portrayed the title role in elmer gantry, prompting opera news to write that keith pharess scrupulously rendered elmer gantry appears a strong contender for iconographic recognition. Various artists greatest ever sixties various amazon. The two enlisted top talent to bring their vision to fruition.
The boston lyric opera and boston music theatre project put on a workshop production of the first act in 1992. An agreement was made to move forward on a full production which boston lyric later dropped. The opera will play for two nights at the tulsa opera on february 28 and march 2. Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Tulsa opera was the first performing arts organization established in oklahoma. Scenes from tulsa opera s elmer gantry by tulsa opera. Tulsa opera partners with tulsa public schools to put music teachers back in the classroomthe only program of its kind in the country. Elmer gantry, by composer robert aldridge and librettist herschel garfein, is one such opera. Founded in 1933 as the italian chorus by john david anello, the company expanded to produce complete operas in 1950 and incorporated in 1968. Tulsa opera partners with tulsa public schools to put music teachers back in the classroomthe only program of. For his debut with florentine opera, he portrayed the title role in elmer gantry. The february issue of intermission magazine for the tulsa performing arts center.
Nashville opera association project gutenberg self. Elmer gantry ranked as the number one fiction bestseller of 1927, according to publishers weekly. Elmer gantry, the opera by robert aldrich and herschel garfein that tulsa opera is presenting this weekend at the tulsa pac, is likely to. You have used your free views allowed every 30 days. Burt lancaster offers a more likable title character than the books loathsome. Tulsa operas upcoming production of the robert aldridgeherschel garfein opera will be the fourth time this.
Described as brilliant by opera news, tenor, matthew dibattista, is continually in demand on some of the worlds most prestigious stages having performed opera and concert works throughout the united states and europe. This weekend, tulsa opera will continue its current season with the oklahoma premiere of elmer gantry, a grammy awardwinning opera by. The canticle of the black madonna wants to redefine opera. Watch virtual performances of opera, popular music, and musical theater, directly from our artists homes. In this video, darwin explains that the monotheistic religions evolved in parts of the world where the largest and most noticeable animals were livestock, which have been bred to be stupid.
Conceived decades earlier, it premiered in 2007 at the nashville opera. Tulsa opera s production of elmer gantry will fold its tents following its final performance, 2. Beginning with the hilarious barber of seville, continuing with a beloved classic, the little prince, and ending with mozarts monumental don giovanni, our 201819 season has something for every musical and cultural taste. Trans woman to play don giovanni in a first for us opera.1298 862 658 1410 1018 531 1055 1065 1443 765 881 779 731 122 618 1452 555 743 827 213 120 587 1462 705 345 1307 1374 1486 128 51 175