Saturday, October 02, 2021

Saturday, October 02, 2021 12:30 am by M. in , , ,    No comments
The New York TimesOpera News, Operawire, Scherzo and many others carry the news of the death of the American opera composer Carlisle Floyd (1926-2021). He was one of the US leading opera composers of the 20th century, belonging to the generation of  Ned Rorem, John Coolidge Adams,  Gian Carlo Menotti, or Samuel Barber.

His best-known work is Susannah (1956) (which now and then is revived mainly in the US) but on this blog, we remembered him for his Wuthering Heights opera (he was the composer and librettist) premiered at the Santa Fe Opera on July 16, 1958. 

The work was revised for its New York premiere in 1959. The Milwaukee's Florentine Opera Company produced a revival in 2015. This production was also recorded and is available on CD.  In 2012 it took place the European premiere of the opera in Freiburg, Germany.

EDIT: More published obituaries: Le Monde (France), The Post & Courier, The Telegraph, Texarkana Gazette...


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