Desire Under the Elms (opera)

Desire Under the Elms, subtitled "An American Folk Opera in Three Acts", is an opera by Edward Thomas (b. 1924) based on O'Neill's drama Desire Under the Elms, which premiered in Connecticut in 1978.[1]

RecordingsEdit

Thomas : Desire Under the Elms Jerry Hadley, James Morris, Victoria Livengood, Mel Ulrich, Jeffrey Lentz, Darth Meadows. London Symphony Orchestra, George Manahan 2003 Naxos

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ William Schoell The Opera of the Twentieth Century: A Passionate Art in Transition 1476605564 2006 -"The same may be true for O'Neill's drama Desire Under the Elms, but the operatic version by Edward Thomas, which premiered in Connecticut in 1978, is more successful. Thomas has committed what to some may be the unpardonable sin of writing genuine melodies and distinct arias in what is essentially a scaled down but romantic style, and Desire Under the Elms is all the better for it. ..."