Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Of Mice and Men is a 20th century American opera composed by Carlisle Floyd. Carlisle Floyd also served as librettist, as he did with all of his operas. Based on the American novel of the same name by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men is Carlisle Floyd's second most performed opera. This project serves to demonstrate the innocence of the role of Lennie Small, as seen through his intellectual shortcomings, enhanced by the vocal line and music of the composer. A performer's guide is also provided.
Hendrick, Michael Robert, "The Innocence of Lennie Small in Carlisle Floyd's Opera Of Mice and Men In Excerpts Presented as a Performer's Guide" (2021). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 5605.