The Alien Corn
Composer: Thomas Benjamin
Librettist: Roger Brunyate
Other Artistic Personnel: JoAnn Kulesza, Conductor; Garnett Bruce, Stage Director; James M. Fouchard, Set Designer; Mary Bova, Costume Designer; Douglas Nelson, Lighting Designer
Original Cast: BriAnne Burgess as Lea Makart, Lesley Craigie as Lady Muriel Bland, Jenni Lynn Bank as Hannah Bleikogel, Lucas Tannous as Somerset, Kevin Wetzel as Sir Adolf (Bertie) Bland, Daniel Seigel as George Bland, Ryan Stadler as Ferdy Rabenstein
Premiere Date: March 09, 2005
Producing Company: Peabody Opera Theatre
Description: George Bland, rejecting his parents' desire for him to enter politics, goes to Germany to study the piano. He hopes to regain contact with his Jewish heritage, denied by his parents in their efforts to be accepted as English gentry. But even the affectionate support of the writer Somerset cannot prevent tragedy.
Length: 01:40
Total Acts: 2
Orchestration: single woodwinds, 2 hrn, tpt, tbn, str, hrp, pf, perc
Musical Style: Tonal; recitative, arias, numerous ensembles; pop references
Contact: Roger Brunyate
Phone: 410-235-1164
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