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Performing Arts - Opera

Opera Performance: The Gambler’s Son

3:00 pm
Kimball Recital Hall
1113 R St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: KRH
Brian Reetz, (402) 472-6865,
The Glenn Korff School of Music at UNL is delighted to announce the premiere of a new opera, The Gambler’s Son, by Tyler Goodrich White (composer) and Laura White (librettist). The Gambler’s Son is adapted from Mari Sandoz’s 1960 novel, Son of the Gamblin’ Man, which tells the true story of the founding of Cozad, Nebraska, of its larger-than-life founder, John J. Cozad, and of Cozad’s son, the illustrious American painter, Robert Henri. The opera will premiere in Cozad, Nebraska on October 17th, at Cozad High School, to be followed by a staging in the Kimball Recital Hall at the University of Nebraska, November 15 and 17.

At a pre-performance talk, 45 minutes prior to the performance in the lower level of Kimball, Dr. White will share some insights about how she transformed Mari Sandoz’s 1960 novel, Son of the Gamblin’ Man, into a libretto suitable for the melodramatic requirements of opera. She will explore how the source material (Sandoz’s novel and Robert Henri’s 1923 The Art Spirit) was employed in this transformation to the stage.

Tickets: Adults $20; Students/Seniors $10
For advance ticket sales contact the Lied Center Box Office, 402-472-4747.
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