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- Threeact opera composed by Lehman Engel
- Libretto by Lewis Allen
- Adapted in 1956 from Roald Dahl's story "The Soldier"
- "More than three decades ago, BMI and the late Lehman Engel, dean of American musical theatre, joined forces to create a setting where new writers for the musical theatre could learn their craft. An innovative program at its inception, the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop continues to
flourish and is considered to be the foremost training ground for new writing
The first performance, in concert form, took place on November 25, 1956, in Carnegie Hall, New York, with Warren Galjour, Leueen MacGrath, John Reardon, Brenda Lewis, and James Hurst, under the composer's direction. The
performance time was approximately 55 minutes.
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