Markheim: Opera in One Act by Carlisle Floyd.
Markheim is an opera in one act by composer Carlisle Floyd. The opera was premiered by the New Orleans Opera on March 31, 1966, under the baton of Knud Andersson, and directed by the composer. The original cast was led by Norman Treigle (to whom the opera was dedicated) in the title role, with Alan Crofoot as Josiah Creach, Audrey Schuh as Tess, and William Diard as the Stranger.
Opera in one act. Duration: 70'. Music Text. Libretto by the composer, after the story by Robert Louis Stevenson (E). Scoring. S,2T,BBar; chorus 2(II picc). perc(2):chimes/vib/ xyl/glsp/gong/susp. Opera For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section. Recommended Recording. Norman Treigle, Alan Crofoot, Audrey Schuh and William Diard, New Orleans Opera, Knud Andersson Video Artists International VAI 1107.
Dramatization after the story by Robert Louis Stevenson. Start by marking Markheim: Opera in One Act as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Read by Carlisle Floyd.
Knud D. Andersson (1910 in Bochum – 1 December 1996 in New Orleans) was a German-born American conductor. Knud D. He enjoyed a long association with the New Orleans Opera where he served as first assistant conductor and choral director from 1953-1965 and then music director and resident conductor from 1965 until his retirement in 1983. The city of New Orleans honored him with certificates of merit in 1957 and 1967. Life and career Born in Bochum, Germany, Andersson received his initial musical training as a child in the piano and the organ from his father. The first third of the 19th century saw the high point of the bel canto style, with Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti and Vincenzo Bellini all creating works that are still performed, it saw the advent of Grand Opera typified by the works of Auber and Meyerbeer. The mid-to-late 19th century was a golden age of opera and dominated by Giuseppe Verdi in Italy and Richard Wagner in Germany; the popularity of opera continued through the verismo era in Italy and contemporary French opera through to Giacomo Puccini and Richard Strauss in the early 20th century.
Norman Treigle (Markheim), Alan Crofoot (Josiah Crouch), William Diard (Stranger), Audrey Schuh (Tess). New Orleans Opera Orchestra, Knud Andersson. New Orleans Opera Orchestra. Norman Treigle (Markheim), Alan Crofoot (Josiah Crouch), William Diard (Stranger), Audrey Schuh (Tess).
|Markheim, opera in 1 act|
|1||The Virgin's brow wore a wreath of stars||Knud Andersson||4:18|
|2||Mister Markheim! Forgive me!||Knud Andersson||1:53|
|3||To what do I owe this honor?||Knud Andersson||2:45|
|4||A single night in all the year||Knud Andersson||6:50|
|5||But time is short. I must talk bus'ness with you.||Knud Andersson||0:24|
|6||Excuse me, Sir. If I'd known you were here||Knud Andersson||2:30|
|7||Do you think you may have them all?||Knud Andersson||3:31|
|8||I must talk bus'ness with you. It's urgent||Knud Andersson||1:23|
|9||I'm being pursued by cut-throats!||Knud Andersson||3:05|
|10||I've not come empty-handed||Knud Andersson||4:17|
|11||Here are all your treasures||Knud Andersson||3:30|
|12||Look in this mirror, if you dare||Knud Andersson||2:20|
|13||After all you've just revealed to me||Knud Andersson||3:42|
|14||His voice still resounds in this room||Knud Andersson||5:02|
|15||Oh, what I'd give just once more to enter a child's world||Knud Andersson||3:38|
|16||The money is not in there||Knud Andersson||5:03|
|17||Please yourself! It's all that I ask||Knud Andersson||7:25|
|18||What a strange and sinister man you are||Knud Andersson||3:42|
|19||Content yourself with what you are||Knud Andersson||2:38|
|20||Of course if you'd prefer to live||Knud Andersson||4:06|
Credits:Allan Altman - Production Coordination
Knud Andersson - Conductor, Music Direction, Primary Artist
Jack Belsom - Liner Notes
Alan Crofoot - Vocals
George Dansker - Production Coordination
William Diard - Vocals
Carlisle Floyd - Text, Unknown Contributor Role
Frank Lotz Miller - Photography
New Orleans Opera Chorus - Choir/Chorus
New Orleans Opera Orchestra - Orchestra
Audrey Schuh - Vocals
Evon Streatman - Photography
Norman Treigle - Vocals