Composer, 89, premieres his 12th opera

Carlisle Floyd premiered his first opera in 1949 and achieved lasting success six years later with his third, Susannah, which was restaged by New York City Opera and taken to Europe.

This weekend, Carlisle was present at the world premiere at Houston Grand Opera of his 12th opera, Prince of Players, about the cross-dressing 17th century English actor, Edward Kynaston.

First review here from our pals at the Classical Review.

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  • Congratulations to Mr Floyd on his 12th work! Wishing him all success!

    His previous works have succeeded in finding a place in the ongoing canon of world opera. I hope his latest piece does likewise.

    It’s a pity the American musical establishment fails to give full support to such talent.

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