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Mike Reid

All-Pro defensive lineman turned composer

Born May 24, 1947, Altoona, Pennsylvania
About Mike Reid

A former professional American football player and Nashville songwriter, Mike Reid composed his first opera, about a pro football player, for the Metropolitan Opera Guild and Opera Memphis.

  • Different Fields (April 25, 1996, Opera Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee)

Other Selected Works
  • A House Divided, musical (1991)
  • The Ballad of Little Jo, musical (1998)
  • In This House, musical (April 26, 2006)
  • Casanova Returns, musical [in progress]

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Robert Sandia: A Little Bit Country (p. 20)


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