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Marc Blitzstein
Librettist

Biography
Marcus Samuel Blitzstein (March 2, 1905 – January 22, 1964), was an American composer, lyricist, and librettist. He won national attention in 1937 when his pro-union musical The Cradle Will Rock, directed by Orson Welles, was shut down by the Works Progress Administration. He is known for The Cradle Will Rock and for his Off-Broadway translation/adaptation of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. His works also include the opera Regina, an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes; the Broadway musical Juno, based on Seán O'Casey's play Juno and the Paycock; and No for an Answer. He completed translation/adaptations of Brecht's and Weill's musical play Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and of Brecht's play Mother Courage and Her Children with music by Paul Dessau. Blitzstein also composed music for films, such as Surf and Seaweed (1931) and The Spanish Earth (1937), and he contributed two songs to the original 1960 production of Hellman's play Toys in the Attic.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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The Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase 2015


Productions
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Nashville OperaThe Cradle Will Rock5/10/2019 - 5/12/2019
Opera Theatre of Saint LouisRegina5/26/2018 - 6/24/2018
Opera SaratogaThe Cradle Will Rock7/9/2017 - 7/16/2017
Utah Symphony | Utah OperaRegina1/1/2009 - 1/25/2009
Long Leaf OperaRegina6/6/2008 - 6/15/2008
Des Moines Metro OperaRegina6/6/2008 - 7/12/2008
Lyric Opera of ChicagoRegina9/9/2003 - 10/23/2003
Florida Grand OperaRegina2/2/2002 - 3/2/2002
Encompass New Opera TheatreRegina5/1/2001 - 5/15/2001
Nashville OperaRegina3/3/2001 - 3/27/2001
Augusta OperaRegina5/5/2000 - 5/6/2000
Chautauqua OperaRegina7/7/1997 - 7/21/1997
Opera PacificRegina3/3/1996 - 3/31/1996
Manhattan School of MusicRegina11/1/1994 - 11/18/1994
Des Moines Metro OperaRegina7/1/1994 - 7/15/1994
New York City OperaRegina10/1/1992 - 10/23/1992
Vineyard TheatreJuno8/1/1992 - 8/12/1992
Center for Contemporary OperaIdiots First3/1/1992 - 3/21/1992


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