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Carlisle Floyd's American Classic Susannah tells the story of an innocent 19-year-old girl branded as a sinner in a 1930s Tennessee community, bringing to light the tragic consequences of intolerance, betrayal and revenge.
Maestro Joseph Mechavich, highly praised by composer Carlisle Floyd for his masterful interpretation of the Susannah score, leads the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as the Florentine Opera presents this stirring twentieth-century American classic to our audiences for the first time.
Betty Waynne Allison (Susannah) and Wayne Tigges (Blitch) make their Florentine Opera debuts, while tenors Jonathan Boyd and Rodell Rosel return to the Florentine stage. Chorus Master Scott Stewart unleashes the power of the Florentine Opera Chorus in compelling ensembles and fervent hymns in an enthralling production directed by William Florescu.
Performed in English with English supertitles projected above the stage
- Composer Biography
- Cast and Artist Information
- Performance Information
- For the Eye and the Ear: A survey of available recordings of American operas by Carlisle Floyd, written by Corliss Phillabaum.
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Watch and Listen:
Carlisle Floyd's Susannah showcases some of the most beautiful and compelling Amercan opera music.
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