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COCA Connection: American Opera Composer, Carlisle Floyd, talks about his first historical opera

COCA Connection: American Opera Composer, Carlisle Floyd, talks about his first historical opera
COCA Connection: American Opera Composer, Carlisle Floyd, talks about his first historical opera
Posted at 4:38 PM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-18 17:41:28-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) -- Another COCA Connection, where we highlight arts and culture in the community. This week's edition featured Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players opera

Floyd is one of the most prominent American opera composers and librettists in our nation's history. His American opera career spans over a 50 year period. In 2004, he was the recipient of the National Medal of Arts. 

This historical opera takes place in the Restoration-Era, when women were not allowed to perform on stage and men had to portray female characters.

The main character, Edward Kynaston, is one of the best female characters and when King Charles II issues a decree, it could drastically change Kynaston's entire career. 

Florida State University's opera program will make their collegiate performance of this opera on Thursday, March 30th and will continue until Saturday, April 2nd.

If you would like to find out more about this performance, you can go to the COCA's Website.