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Carlisle Floyd's Susannah. Cover Image DVD DVD

Carlisle Floyd's Susannah.

Floyd, Carlisle. (composer,, librettist,, interviewee.). Unger, Michael (Theatre director) (director,, producer,, editor.). Lee, Jennifer Paulson (choreographer.). Spatafora, Susan Hellman (performer.). Donovan, Todd (performer.). Wichael, Scott (performer.). Webb, Anthony Wright (performer.). Wehrle, Brian (performer.). Bloomfield, Benjamin (performer.). Wilson, Stanley (Tenor) (performer.). Frabotta, Fred (performer.). Misener, Melissa (performer.). Rocklein, Robyn (performer.). Izzo, Stefanie (performer.). Ritums, Aleksandra (performer.). Sforzini, Mark (conductor.). Floyd, Carlisle. Container of (expression): Susannah. (Added Author). St. Petersburg Opera, (performer.).

Record details

  • Physical Description: videodisc
    1 videodisc (105:35 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 pages).
  • Publisher: [Franklin, TN] : Naxos Rights US, Inc., [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Opera in two acts.
Bonus features: Carlisle Floyd interview and backstage video.
Credits, program notes, synopsis, and biographical notes on the performers contained in accompanying booklet.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Music and libretto by Carlisle Floyd ; choreographer: Jennifer Paulson Lee ; DVD producer & editor: Michael Unger ; video production: Curtis Graham, Greyhouse Films.
Participant or Performer Note: Susannah: Susan Hellman Spatafora, soprano ; Olin Blitch: Todd Donovan, baritone ; Little Bat: Scott Wichael, tenor ; Sam: Anthony Wright Webb, tenor ; Elder McLean: Brian Wehrle, bass ; Elder Ott: Benjamin Bloomfield, bass-baritone ; Elder Hayes: Stanley Wilson, tenor ; Elder Gleaton: Fred Frabotta, character tenor ; Mrs. McLean: Melissa Misener, mezzo-soprano ; Mrs. Ott: Robyn Rocklein, mezzo-soprano ; Mrs. Hayes: Stefanie Izzo, soprano; Mrs. Gleaton: Aleksandra Ritums, soprano; St. Petersburg Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; stage director, Michael Unger ; conductor: Mark Sforzini.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Filmed at the Palladium Theater St. Petersburg, Florida, 31 January, 2 & 4 February 2014.
Summary, etc.: Susannah is the most famous and popular of Carlisle Floyd's operas. It premiered in 1955 and is the second most performed of all American operas. Set in Tennessee during a week-long revival meeting, and rooted in vernacular folk melodies and hymns, Susannah is loosely based on the Apocryphal tale of Susannah and the Elders.
System Details Note:
DVD; 16:9; PCM stereo; region code 0 (worldwide).
Language Note:
In English.
Genre: Operas.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at GRPL. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Grand Rapids Public Library.


0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main DVD 782.1 Carlisle + Booklet (Text) 31307023178116 Movies - Non Fiction Available -

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