UNL Opera to premiere The Gambler’s Son in Cozad

UNL Opera to premiere The Gambler’s Son in Cozad

calendar icon28 Aug 2019    

UNL Opera in the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 17th, at the Cozad High School Auditorium, 1710 Meridian Avenue, Cozad, Nebraska, to be followed by a staging at Kimball Recital Hall at the University of Nebraska, both Friday, November 15th (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, November 17th (3 p.m.).   The work was created with the generous support of Jane Rohman, the Family of Willard Bellamy, the Family of Ivan and Shirley Paulsen, the Lincoln Community Foundation, the UNL Friends of Opera, and the Wilson Foundation. The production tour to Cozad is made possible by a generous gift from the James C. and Rhonda Seacrest Tour Nebraska Opera Fund. At UNL, Tyler Goodrich White is the Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Activities; Laura White is the John E. Weaver Professor of English.  The director of UNL Opera is William Shomos.

To reserve your ticket to the Cozad performance, visit go.unl.edu/cozadopera.