Monday, April 03, 2017

"Susannah" playing in Texas

OLD TESTAMENT APOCRYPHA WATCH: TTU Opera Theatre Spring Opera: Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah."
Presented by the Texas Tech University School of Music Opera Theatre in collaboration with students in the University Symphony Orchestra, Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah" is a masterpiece of English-language opera that remains one of the most-performed American operas worldwide. The performances are March 31 & April 1 at 7:30pm at the Allen Theatre

The opera Susannah, based on the apocryphal addition to the Book of Daniel with the same name, has been around for a long time and PaleoJudaica has noted it playing here and there for many years. Past posts on it are here, here, here, here, here (an interview with Carlisle Floyd), and here.