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North American Works Directory Listing
Elmer Gantry
Robert Aldridge
Herschel Garfein
John Hoomes (Director)
William Boggs (Conductor)
Takeshi Kata (Designer)
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)
November 16, 2007
Nashville Opera
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.
Sharon Falconer (mz)
Eddie Fislinger (t)
Elmer Gantry (bar)
Lulu Baines (s)
Frank Shallard (t)
Rev. Arthur Baines (bb)
Mrs. Baines (mz)
T. J. Rigg (b)
Revival Singer (bar)
Bully (t)
Revival Worker (bar)
Child (treble)
Dr. Binch (t)
3 Men in a Crowd (t, bar, b) Ice Cream Vendor (t)
Woman 1 (s)
Woman 2 (mz)
Man 1 (bar)
Keely Family Singers (s, mz, t, b)
Women’s Chorus Leader (spoken)
Tour Guide (mz)
Reporter (spoken)
Worker 1 (b)
Worker 2 (t)
Mark Thomas Ketterson, Opera News, 11-18-07; Martin Brady, Nashville Scene, 11-22-07
Many of the characters of the novel (especially the title character) and the ideas and emotions put forth therein are quite bigger than life. I feel these ideas and characters would lend themselves to the heightened emotional treatment that only opera can.
SATB, including many bit parts
2 (II=Picc).2(II=Ca).2(II=B-cl).2—2.2(in C).1.B-tbn . 1 —Timp—2Perc—Pf (on stage)—Hp—Str
traditional classical style with gospel
Edition Peters
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
2005 Audience Development Project
ELMER GANTRY - New American Works Initiative
Nashville Opera Association
John Hoomes
2007 Audience Development Project
New Audience/New Works Initiative, Phase 2 (Elmer Gantry)
Nashville Opera Association
2013 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase
Elmer Gantry
Stephanie Havey
Stephanie Havey
Set Designer: Patrick Rizzotti, Costume Designer: Megan Spatz, Lighting Designer: Brandon Mitchell
Schedule of Performances Listings
Elmer Gantry (Aldridge)
Friday, March 13, 2015 - Florentine Opera Company
Elmer Gantry (Aldridge)
Friday, February 28, 2014 - Tulsa Opera
Elmer Gantry (Aldridge)
Friday, March 19, 2010 - Florentine Opera Company
Elmer Gantry (Aldridge)
Friday, November 16, 2007 - Nashville Opera

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