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An American Tragedy

An American Tragedy

opera in two acts

libretto by Gene Scheer

based on the book by Theodore Dreiser


  • Édition: matériel d'exécution
  • Langue : anglais

 
Description
A progressive drama of temptation, responsibility, and faith. Clyde Griffiths, Midwestern missionary’s son, is a young man working as a flirtatious bellhop in Chicago. He relocates to New York upon being offered a position in his Uncle Samuel’s shirt factory. Wasting no time he pursues one of the workers there, Roberta Alden, after being warned not to by fellow workers. Clyde quickly moves on to a new love interest in Sondra Finchley. Before long, Clyde is juggling Roberta and Sondra, only to soon discover that Roberta is pregnant. It becomes clear that Sondra is Clyde’s true love and Roberta is nothing more than a burden. Clyde schemes to rid himself of the burden of an unwanted lover with a child on the way.

'Based on a true story, Theodore Dreiser's novel An American Tragedy is one of American literature's great, universal subjects. The central character Clyde Griffiths is Everyman, and his dilemma is at the heart of the American experience, then as well as now. The people upon whom Dreiser's characters were based also echo throughout the pages of the entire opera. They are the haunting spirits that made the story and the writing of the music "real" for me. The heartbreaking handwritten letters of Grace Brown, the tragic real life factory worker Dreiser brings us so painfully close to, inspired me to give them song as they are projected onto the stage in all their endless optimism and sorrow.’ (Tobias Picker)

An American Tragedy is Tobias Picker's fourth opera. His first opera Emmeline was a runaway hit at both the Santa Fe Opera and New York City Opera and was subsequently broadcast on national television. Upcoming are new productions of his Therese Raquin by Opera Theatre Europe at the Linbury Studio of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in March 2006 and Fantastic Mr. Fox at Opera East (UK), scheduled for the 2006-07 season.

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Détails
Année de composition: 2005
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by The Metropolitan Opera
Durée de la performance: 120'0"
Maison d'édition: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 2. Dezember 2005 New York, NY, The Metropolitan Opera (USA) · with Patricia Racette as Roberta Alden; Susan Graham as Sondra Finchley; Nathan Gunn as Clyde Griffiths · Dirigent: James Conlon · Inszenierung: Francesca Zambello · Kostüme: Dunya Ramicova · Bühnenbild: Adrianne Lobel · Choreographie: Doug Varone (szenische Aufführung)
instrumentation: 2(2.pic).2(2.ca).2(2.bcl).2-4.2.2.1-timp.perc(glsp, xyl, vib, tub bells, crash cym, h.h, high gong, low gong, high tam-t, b.d, ratchet, slapstick)-hp.pno(street org, church org)-str
occupation: Clyde Griffiths · baritone - Elvira Griffiths · mezzo-soprano - Samuel Griffiths · tenor - Elizabeth Griffiths · mezzo-soprano - Bella Griffiths · soprano - Gilbert Griffiths · tenor - Sondra Finchley · mezzo-soprano - Roberta Alden · soprano - Orville Mason · bass-baritone - Grace · soprano - Reverend McMillan · tenor - SATB chorus
Droits de livraison: pour le monde entier
Représentations
Orchestre: Signature Symphony
2018-01-27 | Tulsa, OK (Etats Unis d' Amérique), TCC Van Trease PAC
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-08-24 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-08-16 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-08-11 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-08-09 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-08-07 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-08-05 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-07-31 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-07-25 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-07-20 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: Sebastian Lang-Lessing
Orchestre: San Antonio Symphony
2013-05-23 | San Antonio, TX (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Majestic Theater
Chef d'orchestre: James Martin
Orchestre: Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra
2010-05-09 | Santa Monica, CA (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Broad Stage Theater
Chef d'orchestre: James Martin
Orchestre: Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra
2010-05-08 | Santa Monica, CA (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Broad Stage Theater | Première soirée
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-28 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 20.00 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-24 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 13.30 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-21 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 19.30 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-16 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 20.00 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-12 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 20.00 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-08 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 20.00 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-05 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 19.30 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-02 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 20.00 h | Première mondiale
A progressive drama of temptation, responsibility, and faith. Clyde Griffiths, Midwestern missionary’s son, is a young man working as a flirtatious bellhop in Chicago. He relocates to New York upon being offered a position in his Uncle Samuel’s shirt factory. Wasting no time he pursues one of the workers there, Roberta Alden, after being warned not to by fellow workers. Clyde quickly moves on to a new love interest in Sondra Finchley. Before long, Clyde is juggling Roberta and Sondra, only to soon discover that Roberta is pregnant. It becomes clear that Sondra is Clyde’s true love and Roberta is nothing more than a burden. Clyde schemes to rid himself of the burden of an unwanted lover with a child on the way.

'Based on a true story, Theodore Dreiser's novel An American Tragedy is one of American literature's great, universal subjects. The central character Clyde Griffiths is Everyman, and his dilemma is at the heart of the American experience, then as well as now. The people upon whom Dreiser's characters were based also echo throughout the pages of the entire opera. They are the haunting spirits that made the story and the writing of the music "real" for me. The heartbreaking handwritten letters of Grace Brown, the tragic real life factory worker Dreiser brings us so painfully close to, inspired me to give them song as they are projected onto the stage in all their endless optimism and sorrow.’ (Tobias Picker)

An American Tragedy is Tobias Picker's fourth opera. His first opera Emmeline was a runaway hit at both the Santa Fe Opera and New York City Opera and was subsequently broadcast on national television. Upcoming are new productions of his Therese Raquin by Opera Theatre Europe at the Linbury Studio of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in March 2006 and Fantastic Mr. Fox at Opera East (UK), scheduled for the 2006-07 season.

You might also be interested in:

Tobias Picker: Emmeline - An Opera in two Acts
Année de composition: 2005
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by The Metropolitan Opera
Durée de la performance: 120'0"
Maison d'édition: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 2. Dezember 2005 New York, NY, The Metropolitan Opera (USA) · with Patricia Racette as Roberta Alden; Susan Graham as Sondra Finchley; Nathan Gunn as Clyde Griffiths · Dirigent: James Conlon · Inszenierung: Francesca Zambello · Kostüme: Dunya Ramicova · Bühnenbild: Adrianne Lobel · Choreographie: Doug Varone (szenische Aufführung)
instrumentation: 2(2.pic).2(2.ca).2(2.bcl).2-4.2.2.1-timp.perc(glsp, xyl, vib, tub bells, crash cym, h.h, high gong, low gong, high tam-t, b.d, ratchet, slapstick)-hp.pno(street org, church org)-str
occupation: Clyde Griffiths · baritone - Elvira Griffiths · mezzo-soprano - Samuel Griffiths · tenor - Elizabeth Griffiths · mezzo-soprano - Bella Griffiths · soprano - Gilbert Griffiths · tenor - Sondra Finchley · mezzo-soprano - Roberta Alden · soprano - Orville Mason · bass-baritone - Grace · soprano - Reverend McMillan · tenor - SATB chorus
Droits de livraison: pour le monde entier
Orchestre: Signature Symphony
2018-01-27 | Tulsa, OK (Etats Unis d' Amérique), TCC Van Trease PAC
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-08-24 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-08-16 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-08-11 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-08-09 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-08-07 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-08-05 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-07-31 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-07-25 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: George Manahan
2014-07-20 | Cooperstown, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Festival
Chef d'orchestre: Sebastian Lang-Lessing
Orchestre: San Antonio Symphony
2013-05-23 | San Antonio, TX (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Majestic Theater
Chef d'orchestre: James Martin
Orchestre: Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra
2010-05-09 | Santa Monica, CA (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Broad Stage Theater
Chef d'orchestre: James Martin
Orchestre: Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra
2010-05-08 | Santa Monica, CA (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Broad Stage Theater | Première soirée
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-28 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 20.00 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-24 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 13.30 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-21 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 19.30 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-16 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 20.00 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-12 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 20.00 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-08 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 20.00 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-05 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 19.30 h
Chef d'orchestre: James Conlon
2005-12-02 | New York, NY (Etats Unis d' Amérique), The Metropolitan Opera — 20.00 h | Première mondiale
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