An American Tragedy

composer: Tobias Picker
librettist: Gene Scheer
author of original text: Theodore Dreiser

opera in two acts

libretto by Gene Scheer
based on the book by Theodore Dreiser

Language: English
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Commissioned work: Commissioned by The Metropolitan Opera
Premiere: December 2, 2005 New York, NY, The Metropolitan Opera (USA) · with Patricia Racette as Roberta Alden; Susan Graham as Sondra Finchley; Nathan Gunn as Clyde Griffiths · Conductor: James Conlon · Staging: Francesca Zambello · Costumes: Dunya Ramicova · Stage design: Adrianne Lobel · Choreography: Doug Varone (scenic performance)
Orchestra instrumentation: 2(2.pic).2(2.ca).2(2.bcl).2-4.2.2.1-timp.perc(glsp, xyl, vib, tub bells, crash cym, h.h, high gong, low gong, high tam-t, b.d, ratchet, slapstick)-hp.pno(street org, church org)-str
Cast of characters: Clyde Griffiths · baritone - Elvira Griffiths · mezzo-soprano - Young Clyde · boy soprano - Clyde's Sisters · 5 Girls - Samuel Griffiths · tenor - Elizabeth Griffiths · mezzo-soprano - Bella Griffiths · soprano - Gilbert Griffiths · tenor - Sondra Finchley · mezzo-soprano - Roberta Alden · soprano - Orville Mason · bass-baritone - Hortense · soprano - Reverend McMillan · tenor - Grace · soprano (can be supernumerary) - SATB chorus
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Duration: 120' 0''
Year of composition: 2005
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Delivery rights: worldwide

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ED 30001-1 = libretto
ED 31091 = vocal/piano score

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