Aldridge: Elmer Gantry
Label: Naxos
Released: July 26, 2011

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" (New York Times).

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