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Carlisle Floyd death – How did Carlisle Floyd die? – cause of death – dead : obituary – tributes

Carlisle Floyd Cause of death – what happened?

  • Date of death : September 30, 2021
  • Death Age : 95 -year-old
  • cause of death : unconfirmed

Composer Carlisle Floyd, widely viewed as a founding father of American opera, died Thursday at age 95 in Tallahassee, Fla. His death was announced by his publisher, Boosey & Hawkes, which did not share the cause of his death.

Floyd’s operas, which numbered more than a dozen, were steeped in southern culture, examining the post Civil War South, the Great Depression and small-town life. Works such as Susannah, Of Mice and Men and Cold Sassy Tree opened opera houses to a distinctly American repertoire. He also wrote his own librettos.

Floyd was only 28 years old when Susannah debuted in Tallahassee in 1955. In college, he was a pianist and a playwright, until he began thinking about mixing his own words and music together.

“When I started out in this business, in the ’40s as a kid, really, what I felt that I would love to help develop, was a serious musical theatre. Create our own musical theater for our own time and for our own audiences,” he told NPR in 2000.

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