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April 25, 1996 | Opera Memphis
Different Fields
Composer:Mike Reid
Librettist:Sarah Schlesinger
Synopsis
Aaron James, a professional football player, befriends a fatherless boy named Casey. James is an inveterate gambler and is blackmailed into throwing a game in order to pay off his gambling debts. The owner of the team finds out but offers to try to cover it up. James decides to admit to his wrongdoing and leave the game.

Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Opera MemphisDifferent Fields4/1/1996 - 4/28/1996
Metropolitan Opera GuildDifferent Fields2/7/1996 - 2/7/1996


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Opera for a New America 1994

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:00

Musical Style
nfluenced by pop and musical theater; American country and folk music; lyrical melodies; richly orchestrated

Vocal & Musical Forces
6 singers; Flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, percussion, piano/synthesizer, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass;

Original Cast
Original Cast: Aaron James, Joseph Mahowald; Cal, Steven Goldstein; Jenny, Theresa Hamm-Smith; Doris, Judith Engel; Casey, James Harris Wiggins III and Amir Jamal Williams; Bowen, William Walker



 
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