“Widely regarded as the greatest American opera, Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah is set in 1950s rural Tennessee. Its unabashedly neo-romantic music beautifully evokes the opera’s Appalachian setting.”
This season, Toledo Opera will be commencing an American Opera Series with Susannah; starring renowned bass-baritone Samuel Ramey as Blitch and the College of Musical Arts’ Jennifer Goode Cooper in the title role. CMA faculty members round out the cast and production team for the opera. Dr. Sean Cooper will be serving as stage director for the production and Christopher Scholl will perform the role of Elder Hayes.
Jennifer Goode Cooper, soprano