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Otto Luening

Composer and pioneer

Born June 15, 1900, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died September 2, 1996, New York, Nw York
About Otto Luening

As well as being an important conductor of American opera and a pioneer of electronic and tape music, Luening composed one opera of his own, Evangeline. Among other important premieres, he conducted the first night of Menotti's The Medium.

  • Evangeline, opera in three acts
    Libretto by the composer after the poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
    composed c. 1930; premiere May 5, 1948, Brander Matthews Theater, New York, New York (revised with reduced orchestration); December 29, 1932, Chicago, Illinois (excerpts)
    [commissioned by the American Opera Company; never performed in its full version]

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Last update: January 1, 2009