May 18, 1950 | Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater
The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Composer:Lukas Foss
Librettist:Jean Karsavina
Synopsis
The frog, Dan’l Webster, is defeated in a jumping contest because the gambling Stranger has filled the amphibian with buckshot. When the deceit is discovered, the Stranger is cast out, and the town again hails Dan’l’s prowess.courtesy of Carl Fischer, Inc.

Productions
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Pittsburgh Festival OperaThe Jumping Frog of Calaveras County7/7/2014 - 8/30/2004
Amarillo OperaThe Jumping Frog of Calaveras County10/10/1998 - 10/29/1998


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The Next Stage1998

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
00:45

Number of Acts
1

Musical Style
Traditional classic-romantic style with American influences; ensemble pieces throughout; dialogue

Vocal & Musical Forces
1121/1211, percussion, piano, strings; mezzo-soprano, 2 tenors, 2 baritones, 2 basses, optional chorus

Original Cast
Alton E. Wilder as Smiley, Lou Herber as Lulu, Carmon Caplinger as Uncle Henry/Bartender, John Borneman as First Crap Shooter, James McGhee as Second Crap Shooter, Howard Kahl as Guitar Player, Charles Campbell as Stranger


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