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Read through the most famous quotes from Carlisle Floyd
I had all the normal interests - I played basketball and I headed the school paper. But I also developed very early a great love for music and literature and the theater. ↗
I was interested in what was really going on in Salem at that time, and I resolved to investigate this seemingly unorthodox treatment of the people and the period. ↗
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I've never set out consciously to write American music. I don't know what that would be unless the obvious Appalachian folk references. ↗
If an American audience is given a serious musical theater piece that is well produced, dramatically gripping and wonderfully acted, they'll respond to it. ↗
Of Mice and Men (after John Steinbeck) following a long gestation was heard at the Seattle Opera in 1970 in a staging by Corsaro. Later in 1958 Floyd's Wuthering Heights (after Emily Brontë) was premiered at the Santa Fe Opera with Curtin as the heroine. His first opera was Slow Dusk to his own libretto (as was to remain his custom) and was produced at Syracuse in 1949.
His best known opera Susannah (1955) is based on a story from the Apocrypha transferred to contemporary rural Tennessee and is set in a Southern dialect. The son of a Methodist minister he based many of his works on themes from the South. Carlisle Floyd (born June 11 1926 in Latta South Carolina) is an American opera composer.