Set just before World War I, Sinclair
Lewis's incendiary novel Elmer
Gantry tells a story of old-time
religion, illicit romance and revenge.
Robert Aldridge and Herschel
Garfein's operatic adaptation is a
'marvelous amalgam of toe-tapping
accessibility' (Opera News) full of
hymns, gospel songs, marches and
dance, evoking the period in a score
which echoes Gershwin and Copland.
This all-American production
combines a first-rate cast of singers
and a world-class orchestra for 'an
intoxicating experience' (The New
54th Annual Grammy Award Winner, Best Classical Contemporary Composition; Best Engineered Classical Album --National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences