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November 16, 2007 | Nashville Opera
Elmer Gantry
Composer:Robert Aldridge
Librettist:Herschel Garfein
Synopsis
Elmer Gantry is a full length, two-act opera based on the 1927 Sinclair Lewis novel of the same name, which was sighted by the Nobel prize committee when Lewis was the first American to receive the Novel prize for literature in 1930.

Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Florentine Opera CompanyElmer Gantry3/13/2015 - 3/15/2015
Tulsa OperaElmer Gantry2/2/2014 - 3/3/2014
Florentine Opera CompanyElmer Gantry3/3/2010 - 3/21/2010
Nashville OperaElmer Gantry11/11/2007 - 11/19/2007


OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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The Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase 2013
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2007
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2005
Opera for a New America 1993
Opera for a New America 1991

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:45

Number of Acts
2

Musical Style
traditional classical style with gospel

Vocal & Musical Forces
8 principal roles 8 secondary roles 32 chorus 20 supers orchestration: 2 flute, 2 oboe, 2 clarinet, 2 bassoon, 2 horn, 2 trumpet, 1 trombone, 1 tuba, timpani, percussion, strings

Original Cast
Keith Phares (Elmer Gantry)
Jennifer Rivera (Sharon)
Frank Kelley (Gantry's rival)
Kristopher Irmiter (T.J. Rigg)
Vale Rideout (Frank)
Malinda Haslett (Baines)
Brian Banion (Baines' Reverend father)



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