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Richard Rodgers
Composer

Biography

Richard Charles Rodgers was an American composer, known largely for his work in musical theater. With 43 Broadway musicals and over 900 songs to his credit, Rodgers was one of the most significant American composers of the 20th century, and his compositions had a significant impact on popular music.

He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricist Lorenz Hart, with whom he wrote several musicals throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including Pal Joey, A Connecticut Yankee, On Your Toes and Babes in Arms, and Oscar Hammerstein II, with whom he wrote musicals through the 1940s and 1950s such as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. His collaborations with Hammerstein, in particular, are celebrated for bringing the Broadway musical to a new maturity by telling stories that were focused around characters and drama rather than the light-hearted entertainment that the genre was known for beforehand.

Rodgers was the first person to win all of what are considered the top American entertainment awards in theater, film, recording, and television – a Tony, an Oscar, a Grammy, and an Emmy— now known collectively as an EGOT. In addition, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, making him one of only two people to receive all five awards (Marvin Hamlisch is the other). In 1978, Rodgers was awarded The Kennedy Center Honors for his lifetime achievement in the arts.


Productions
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Virginia OperaThe Sound of Music5/13/2022 - 5/15/2022
Central City OperaCarousel7/3/2021 - 8/1/2021
Seagle FestivalOklahoma!8/14/2019 - 8/17/2019
Opera San Luis ObispoOklahoma!5/12/2018 - 5/13/2018
Indianapolis OperaSouth Pacific3/23/2018 - 3/25/2018
Gulf Coast SymphonyOklahoma!2/24/2018 - 2/25/2018
Calgary Opera AssociationSouth Pacific8/10/2017 - 8/10/2017
Charlottesville OperaOklahoma!7/29/2017 - 8/5/2017
Glimmerglass FestivalOklahoma!7/8/2017 - 8/22/2017
Opera on the AvalonThe Sound of Music2/17/2017 - 2/18/2017
Annapolis OperaSouth Pacific11/5/2016 - 11/6/2016
Opera RoanokeSouth Pacific10/7/2016 - 10/9/2016
Charlottesville OperaSouth Pacific7/23/2016 - 7/30/2016
St. Petersburg Opera CompanySouth Pacific7/1/2016 - 7/10/2016
St. Petersburg Opera CompanySouth Pacific7/1/2016 - 7/10/2016
Cedar Rapids OperaSouth Pacific6/16/2016 - 6/19/2016
Lyric Opera of ChicagoCarousel4/10/2015 - 5/3/2015
Central City OperaThe Sound of Music8/3/2014 - 8/10/2014
Asheville Lyric OperaSouth Pacific7/7/2014 - 7/20/2014
Opera OmahaCinderella4/4/2014 - 4/27/2014
Lyric Opera of ChicagoThe Sound of Music4/4/2014 - 5/11/2014
Piedmont OperaSouth Pacific3/14/2014 - 3/14/2014
Pacific Opera VictoriaSouth Pacific11/11/2013 - 11/23/2013
Charlottesville OperaCarousel8/5/2013 - 8/11/2013
Virginia OperaCarousel5/5/2013 - 5/19/2013
Opera IdahoOklahoma!7/1/2012 - 7/1/2012
Central City OperaOklahoma!6/6/2012 - 8/10/2012
Anchorage OperaThe Sound of Music3/3/2012 - 4/7/2012
Charlottesville OperaThe King and I8/7/2011 - 8/7/2011
Anchorage OperaSouth Pacific4/2/2011 - 4/10/2011
Seagle FestivalCarousel8/8/2010 - 8/14/2010
Opera IdahoSouth Pacific7/7/2010 - 7/11/2010
Charlottesville OperaThe Sound of Music7/7/2007 - 8/11/2007
Opera ModestoCarousel11/11/2006 - 11/18/2006
Skylight Music TheatreSouth Pacific11/11/2006 - 12/22/2006
Seagle FestivalOklahoma!6/6/2006 - 7/7/2006
LOOK Musical TheatreSouth Pacific6/6/2006 - 7/15/2006
Lyric Opera San DiegoThe King and I3/1/2006 - 4/1/2006
University of Colorado at BoulderThe King and I7/1/2005 - 7/31/2005
New York City OperaCinderella11/1/2004 - 11/20/2004
Tulsa OperaThe Sound of Music9/1/2004 - 9/12/2004
University of Colorado at BoulderA Grand Night for Singing7/1/2004 - 7/31/2004
Skylight Music TheatreA Grand Night for Singing7/1/2004 - 8/1/2004
Edmonton OperaSouth Pacific4/1/2004 - 4/29/2004
Opera BostonSouth Pacific8/1/2003 - 8/10/2003
Charlottesville OperaSouth Pacific7/1/2003 - 8/1/2003
Bay View Music FestivalThe Sound of Music7/1/2003 - 7/31/2003
Lyric Opera San DiegoBabes in Arms11/11/2002 - 11/23/2002
Capitol Opera SacramentoSouth Pacific9/8/2002 - 9/30/2002
Bay View Music FestivalSouth Pacific7/7/2002 - 7/27/2002
Utah Festival OperaThe Sound of Music7/7/2002 - 7/20/2002
Augusta OperaOklahoma!9/9/2001 - 9/15/2001
Utah Festival OperaSouth Pacific7/7/2001 - 7/28/2001
Gold Coast OperaThe Sound of Music11/11/2000 - 11/11/2000
Charlottesville OperaOklahoma!7/7/2000 - 8/12/2000
Utah Festival OperaCarousel7/7/1999 - 7/30/1999
Skylight Music TheatreThe King and I11/11/1998 - 12/19/1998
Gold Coast OperaOklahoma!11/1/1998 - 11/21/1998
Virginia OperaOklahoma!4/4/1997 - 4/25/1997
Commonwealth OperaSouth Pacific11/1/1996 - 11/16/1996
Virginia OperaCarousel4/4/1996 - 4/13/1996
Opera ModestoCarousel3/3/1996 - 3/31/1996
New York City OperaCinderella11/9/1995 - 11/18/1995
Augusta OperaA Grand Night for Singing9/9/1995 - 9/16/1995
Charlottesville OperaThe King and I7/7/1995 - 8/12/1995
Boheme Opera New JerseyCarousel1/1/1995 - 1/28/1995
The Cleveland OperaCinderella12/1/1994 - 12/17/1994
Charlottesville OperaThe Sound of Music7/1/1994 - 8/1/1994
Opera MemphisSouth Pacific3/1/1994 - 3/22/1994
New York City OperaCinderella11/1/1993 - 11/20/1993
Charlottesville OperaCarousel7/1/1993 - 8/1/1993
University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of MusicCarousel11/1/1992 - 11/18/1992
Augusta OperaCarousel9/1/1992 - 9/16/1992
Skylight Music TheatreOklahoma!9/1/1992 - 10/1/1992
Charlottesville OperaOklahoma!7/1/1992 - 8/1/1992
The Cleveland OperaThe Sound of Music5/1/1992 - 5/17/1992
Calgary Opera AssociationCarousel3/1/1992 - 3/31/1992
Mobile OperaCarousel3/1/1992 - 3/29/1992
Nashville OperaCarousel3/1/1992 - 4/1/1992
Minnesota OperaCarousel11/1/1991 - 11/23/1991
Gold Coast OperaSouth Pacific11/1/1991 - 11/16/1991
Charlottesville OperaSouth Pacific7/1/1991 - 8/1/1991
Portland OperaCarousel6/1/1991 - 6/22/1991


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