Tulsa Opera Presents "Of Mice and Men"
On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak by phone with the acclaimed American composer Carlisle Floyd, whose opera, "Of Mice and Men," will be staged this weekend (that is, both this evening and Sunday afternoon) by Tulsa Opera at the Tulsa PAC. This widely performed work was first performed in 1970 by the Seattle Opera; other notable operas composed by Floyd include "Susannah" (1955), "Wuthering Heights" (1958), "Flower and Hawk" (1972), "Willie Stark" (1981), and "Cold Sassy Tree" (2000). "Of Mice and Men" is an opera in three acts; the libretto was written by Floyd and based, of course, on the novella of the same title by John Steinbeck. Floyd talks with us about how his creation is similar to the well-known Steinbeck masterwork, but also how (and why) it's different. To learn more about this production -- including show times, cast members, and ticket details -- please visit the Tulsa Opera website.