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Encyclopedia > Carlisle Floyd

Carlisle Floyd (born 1926 in Latta, South Carolina) is an American opera composer. Many of his works are based on themes from Southern states. His opera Susannah (1956) is considered to be his masterpiece, and it is regularly performed in the United States.

Major works

  • Slow Dusk (1949)
  • Susannah (1956)
  • Wuthering Heights (1958)
  • The Passion of Jonathan Wade (1962)
  • The Sojourner and Mollie Sinclair (1964) TV opera
  • Of Mice and Men (1970)
  • Flower and Hawk
  • Bilby's Doll (1976)
  • Willie Stark (1981)
  • Cold Sassy Tree (2000) for the Houston Grand Opera and the San Diego Opera

External link

Operas we would like to see again (http://www.usoperaweb.com/2002/september/floyd.htm)

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Carlisle Floyd Summary (1021 words)
Carlisle Floyd (born 1926) brought abilities as librettist and dramatist to the composition of opera.
Carlisle Floyd was born in Latta, South Carolina, on June 11, 1926.
Carlisle Floyd (born 1926 in Latta, South Carolina) is an American opera composer.
Carlisle Floyd - Music Downloads - Online (490 words)
Floyd's quartal and quintal musical language creates melody and harmony inspired by American folk tunes, and sometimes with dramatic qualities of Puccini and Hindemith.
Floyd's output is primarily vocal (opera and song), and he writes all his own librettos.
Floyd studied piano with Ernst Bacon at Converse College and then at Syracuse University (finishing in 1946).
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