A Question of Taste
Composer: William Schuman
Librettist: J.D. McClatchy
Other Artistic Personnel: Stewart Robertson, Conductor; B. Rodney Marriott, Stage Director; Peter Dean Beck, Set & Lighting Designer; Richard St. Clair, Costume Designer; Elsen Associates, Makeup & Hair Designer
Work Web Site: http://www.presser.com/Composers/info.cfm?Name=WIL
Premiere Date: June 24, 1989
Producing Company: Glimmerglass Opera
Description: A New York society dinner party, 1910. A father is willing to stake the hand of his daughter in a bet that one of his guests, a noted, wealthy oenophile, cannot identify the wine he is serving. The daughter is outraged, but finally consents to the wager, since her father is confident that the wine will not be identified, and the oenophile promises half a million dollars w
courtesy of Theodore Presser Company
Character List (Major): Louise(s); Mrs. Schofield(mzo); Mrs. Hudson(mzo); Mr. Schofield(bar); Tom(t); P. Pratt(b-bar); Sarah(unsung)
Reviews: The Wall Street Journal, Williard Spiegelman, 7-7-1989; Newsday, Peter Goodman, 6-29-1989; Ithaca Journal, Stephen G. Landesman; Utica Observer-Dispatch, Jonas Kover, 6-26-1989; Hartford Courant, Steve Metcalf, 6-26-1989; Syracuse Post-Standard, Larry Mcginn; Ithaca Journal, Stephen G. Landesman; Ithaca Journal, Victoria Cole, 6-8-1989; Albany Times Union, Ron Emery, 6-23-1989
Length: 00:50
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: 2 fl(picc), 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn - 2 hrn, 2 tpt, 2 tbn - 2 perc, cel - str
Contact: Merion Music, Inc. (Theodore Presser Company)
Address: 588 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
E-mail Address: promotion@presser.com
Phone: 610-592-1222
Composer Web Site: www.williamschuman.org
Publisher Web Site: http://www.presser.com
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