Eric Hermannson's Soul
Composer: Libby Larsen
Librettist: Chas Rader-Shieber
Other Artistic Personnel: Hal France (conductor & director)
Original Cast: Jennifer Casey Abbot (Margaret)
Theodore Green (Eric)
Steven Goldstein (preacher Asa Skinner)
Juline Barol-Gilmore (Lena Hanson)
Gustav Andreassen (Jerry Lockhart)
Michael Zegarski (Wyllis)
Greek Chorus Quartet:
Anne DeVriese
Teresa Buchhold
Scott Miller
Jeremy Ayer
Premiere Date: November 11, 1998
Producing Company: Opera Omaha
Description: Eric Hermannson, a young Norwegian with a deep love for music and dance, converts to Gospelism. He is forced to give away his violin and cease to dance, devoting his life to fundamentalism. The beautiful and refined Margaret Elliot visits from the East Coast. Margaret and Eric fall in love. Margaret learns that love brings joy to life, even if only for a moment. Eric learns that love is a greater truth than fear. Margaret leaves. Eric plays and dances again.
Character List (Major): Soprano, 2 Mezzo-sopranos, 2 Tenors, Bass-baritone, Baritone,
Character List (Minor): solo quartet (SATB)
Length: 01:45
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: Chorus (20 singers)
Contact: Opera Omaha
Address: 1625 Farnam St. Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 402-346-4398
Composer Web Site: http://libbylarsen.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
Eric Hermannson's Soul (Larsen)
Wednesday, November 11, 1998 - Opera Omaha
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