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Sheldon Harnick
Librettist

Biography

Sheldon Mayer Harnick (born April 30, 1924) is an American lyricist and songwriter best known for his collaborations with composer Jerry Bock on musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof.

Harnick began his career writing words and music to comic songs in musical revues. One of these, "The Merry Minuet", was popularized by the Kingston Trio. It is in the caustic style usually associated with Tom Lehrer and is sometimes incorrectly attributed to Lehrer.


OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
Opera for a New America 1994
Opera for a New America 1994
Opera for a New America 1994
Opera for a New America 1994


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Madison OperaShe Loves Me2/18/2022 - 2/20/2022
Intermountain Opera BozemanShe Loves Me2/9/2018 - 2/18/2018
Michigan Opera TheatreCyrano5/13/2017 - 5/21/2017
Lyric Opera San DiegoFiddler on the Roof4/10/2011 - 4/10/2011
Florida Grand OperaCyrano4/4/2011 - 5/7/2011
Florida Grand OperaCyrano4/4/2008 - 5/17/2008
Opera PhiladelphiaCyrano2/2/2008 - 2/17/2008
Sorg OperaFiddler on the Roof10/26/2007 - 10/26/2007
Michigan Opera TheatreCyrano10/10/2007 - 10/27/2007
Amarillo OperaFiddler on the Roof7/7/2007 - 7/15/2007
OperaDelawareThe Phantom Tollbooth3/2/2006 - 3/7/2006
Bay View Music FestivalFiddler on the Roof7/1/2005 - 7/31/2004
LOOK Musical TheatreFiddler on the Roof6/1/2005 - 6/30/2005
Chautauqua OperaFiddler on the Roof8/1/2004 - 8/23/2004
Utah Festival OperaFiddler on the Roof7/7/2003 - 7/31/2003
Capitol Opera SacramentoFiddler on the Roof1/1/2002 - 1/27/2002
Charlottesville OperaFiddler on the Roof7/7/2001 - 8/18/2001
Skylight Music TheatreFiddler on the Roof11/11/1999 - 12/18/1999
Chautauqua OperaShe Loves Me8/8/1998 - 8/24/1998
Lyric Opera of Kansas CityCoyote Tales3/3/1998 - 3/15/1998
Lyric Opera San DiegoFiddler on the Roof9/9/1997 - 9/28/1997
Utah Festival OperaCoyote Tales8/5/1997 - 8/5/1997
Skylight Music TheatreShe Loves Me11/11/1995 - 11/29/1995
Utah Festival OperaShe Loves Me7/7/1995 - 7/29/1995
OperaDelawareThe Phantom Tollbooth3/1/1995 - 3/5/1995
The Cleveland OperaFiddler on the Roof5/1/1994 - 5/22/1994
Opera AustraliaFiddler on the Roof2/1/1992 - 4/1/1992


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