Different Fields
Composer: Mike Reid
Librettist: Sarah Schlesinger
Other Artistic Personnel: Mel Marvin, Director; Joshua Rosenblum, Conductor; John Michael Deegan and Sarah G. Conly, Set Designers; Michael Ching, Orchestration
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
Premiere Date: April 25, 1996
Producing Company: Opera Memphis
Description: 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.
Reviews: Newsweek, Katrine Ames, 2-19-96; Chicago Tribune, Jack Hurst, 2-18-96; The New York Times, Anthony Tommasini, 2-10-96; Nashville Banner, Lisa DuBois, 3-31-95
Length: 01:00
Total Acts: Not Available
Orchestration: fl, cl, bsn, hrn, perc, pf/syn - 2 vln, vla, vc, db
Musical Style: nfluenced by pop and musical theater; American country and folk music; lyrical melodies; richly orchestrated
Contact: Michael Ching, Opera Memphis
Address: 6745 Wolf River Parkway
Memphis, TN 38120
E-mail Address: michael@operamemphis.org
Phone: 901-257-3100
Schedule of Performances Listings
Different Fields (Reid)
Thursday, April 25, 1996 - Opera Memphis
Different Fields (Reid)
Wednesday, February 7, 1996 - Metropolitan Opera Guild
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