The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Composer: Lukas Foss
Librettist: Jean Karsavina
Other Artistic Personnel: Ernst Hoffman, Music Director; Walter S. Russell, Technical Director/Set Designer; Hans Busch, Stage Director
Original Cast: Alton E. Wilder as Smiley, Lou Herber as Lulu, Carmon Caplinger as Uncle Henry/Bartender, John Borneman as First Crap Shooter, James McGhee as Second Crap Shooter, Howard Kahl as Guitar Player, Charles Campbell as Stranger
Premiere Date: May 18, 1950
Producing Company: Indiana University School of Music
Description: The frog, Dan’l Webster, is defeated in a jumping contest because the gambling Stranger has filled the amphibian with buckshot. When the deceit is discovered, the Stranger is cast out, and the town again hails Dan’l’s prowess.courtesy of Carl Fischer, Inc.
Character List (Major): Smiley (t)
Stranger (b)
Lulu (mz)
Uncle Harry (bar)
Character List (Minor): 1st Crapshooter (t)
2nd Crapshooter (b)
Guitar Player (bar)
Reviews: Boston Globe, Michael Manning, 12-6-94; The Washington Post, Marion Jacobson, 12-11-90; Boston Globe, Richard Dyer, 3-30-90; Musical America, K. Bezner, 8-84
Length: 00:45
Total Acts: 1
Chorus: SATBB (optional)
Orchestration: 1/1/2/1 ; 1/2/1/1 ; perc., pno.; str.
Musical Style: Traditional classic-romantic style with American influences; ensemble pieces throughout; dialogue
Contact: Carl Fischer, Inc.
Address: 65 Bleecker Street, 8th Floor New York, NY 10012
E-mail Address: promotion@carlfischer.com
Phone: 212-777-0900
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (Foss)
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Opera Theater of Pittsburgh
The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (Foss)
Monday, August 30, 2004 - Opera Theater of Pittsburgh
The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (Foss)
Thursday, October 29, 1998 - Amarillo Opera
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