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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December 2nd, 2005

James Conlon The Metropolitan Opera - New York, NY - United States of America

December 5th, 2005

James Conlon The Metropolitan Opera - New York, NY - United States of America

December 8th, 2005

James Conlon The Metropolitan Opera - New York, NY - United States of America

December 12th, 2005

James Conlon The Metropolitan Opera - New York, NY - United States of America

December 16th, 2005

James Conlon The Metropolitan Opera - New York, NY - United States of America

December 21st, 2005

James Conlon The Metropolitan Opera - New York, NY - United States of America

December 24th, 2005

James Conlon The Metropolitan Opera - New York, NY - United States of America

December 28th, 2005

James Conlon The Metropolitan Opera - New York, NY - United States of America

May 8th, 2010

Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra - James Martin The Broad Stage Theater - Santa Monica, CA - United States of America

May 9th, 2010

Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra - James Martin The Broad Stage Theater - Santa Monica, CA - United States of America

May 23rd, 2013

San Antonio Symphony - Sebastian Lang-Lessing Majestic Theater - San Antonio, TX - United States of America

July 20th, 2014 - Glimmerglass Festival 2014

George Manahan Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival - Cooperstown, NY - United States of America

July 25th, 2014 - Glimmerglass Festival 2014

George Manahan Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival - Cooperstown, NY - United States of America

July 31st, 2014 - Glimmerglass Festival 2014

George Manahan Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival - Cooperstown, NY - United States of America

August 5th, 2014 - Glimmerglass Festival 2014

George Manahan Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival - Cooperstown, NY - United States of America

August 7th, 2014 - Glimmerglass Festival 2014

George Manahan Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival - Cooperstown, NY - United States of America

August 9th, 2014 - Glimmerglass Festival 2014

George Manahan Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival - Cooperstown, NY - United States of America

August 11th, 2014 - Glimmerglass Festival 2014

George Manahan Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival - Cooperstown, NY - United States of America

August 16th, 2014 - Glimmerglass Festival 2014

George Manahan Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival - Cooperstown, NY - United States of America

August 24th, 2014 - Glimmerglass Festival 2014

George Manahan Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival - Cooperstown, NY - United States of America

Other editions

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

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