Born August 15, 1922, Berlin, Germany Emigrated 1937
About Lukas Foss
In addition to his own composition, the German-born Foss is well regarded in Boston and throughout the American musical community as a conductor and as a teacher of composition. His best-known operatic work is his setting of the Mark Twain story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.
The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, opera in two scenes Libretto by Jean Karsavina after the story The Celebrated Jumpipng Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain. May 18, 1950, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Griffelkin, opera in three acts Libretto by A. Reed after H. Foss. November 6, 1956, NBC television
Introductions and Good-Byes, a nine-minute opera Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti. May 5, 1960, New York Philharmonic, New York, New York