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Robert Eugene Ward

Pulitzer Prize winner

Born September 13, 1917, Cleveland, Ohio
About Robert Ward

A student of Howard Hanson, Ward's best-known work is his Pullitzer-prize winning opera, The Crucible.

  • He Who Gets Slapped, opera in three acts
    Libretto by Bernard Stambler after Andreyev.
    [revised 1973; original title Pantaloon]
  • The Crucible, opera in four acts
    Libretto by the composer and Bernard Stambler after the play by Arthur Miller.
    October 26, 1961, New York City Opera, New York, New York
  • The Lady From Colorado, opera in two acts
    Libretto by Bernard Stambler after H. Croy.
  • Claudia Legare, opera in four acts
    Libretto by Bernard Stambler after Henrik Ibsen.
  • Abelard and Heloise, opera in three acts
    Libretto by J. Hartman.
  • Minutes till Midnight, opera in three acts
    Libretto by the composer and D. Lang.
  • Roman Fever, opera in one act
    Libretto after the short story by Edith Wharton.
  • Images of God, choral play in one act (n.d.)

Other Selected Works
  • Lady Kate, operetta (1994, Ohio Light Opera)
  • A Name of Napoleon, operetta
    Libretto by James "Doc" Stuart.
    2005, Ohio Light Opera

Discography Search for recordings of the music of Robert Ward at Amazon.com

Robert Ward

Roman Fever

CD / Albany 505 (2002)

Ballad from Pantaloon


Will Parker

The Listeners

CD / New World Records 80475 (1995)

Robert Ward

The Crucible

2 CD / Albany 25 (1994)

Bibliography Search for books by and about Robert Ward at Amazon.com

Kenneth Kreitner

Robert Ward: A Bio-Bibliography

Greenwood Press 1988

Last update: January 1, 2009