Opera Composer Marvin D. Levy to Visit NSU, Discuss Award-Winning Career

Opera Composer Marvin D. Levy The NSU Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Florida Grand Opera (FGO), will welcome to NSU award-winning opera composer Marvin David Levy. Part of FGO’s Community Conversations series, this special event will feature an Inside the Actors Studio-style conversation with Levy, culminating with an audience-led Q&A session.

An Evening with Composer Marvin David Levy
Presented in Partnership with the Florida Grand Opera
Tuesday, Oct. 22
5:00–6:00 p.m.
Performing and Visual Arts Wing, Room 309 | Don Taft University Center

While Levy’s acclaimed career spans more than five decades, the composer is best known for Mourning Becomes Electra, his opera translation of Eugene O’Neill’s classic 1930’s play. Mourning premiered at the famed Metropolitan Opera House in 1967 and remained there for multiple seasons—an unprecedented achievement. The concert will make its Southeastern premiere in Florida this November, presented by FGO.

Levy will speak on the inspiration and creative process behind turning Mourning Becomes Electra into an opera. Leading the discussion will be Susan T. Danis, general director and CEO of FGO, and Ramón Tebar, music director at FGO. Following the conversation, audience members will have the opportunity to ask Levy questions.


This event is free to attend, although reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Jeanne Hamacher, in the college’s Office of the Dean, at (954) 262-7950.

 NSU: A Home for the Arts
At Nova Southeastern University, the arts take center stage. The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Performing and Visual Arts hosts a variety of on-campus performances and exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, in addition to offering performing and visual arts undergraduate degrees. Learn more at www.fcas.nova.edu/divisions/pva.

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