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Of Mice and Men
Saturday, April 23, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, April 26, 7 pm
Friday, April 29, 7:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday and Friday show time has changed to 7:30 pm.

Music by Carlisle Floyd

Libretto by Carlisle Floyd, based on the novella and play by John Steinbeck

Sung in English with projected titles.

Running time is approximately 2 hours.

A Manitoba Opera Premiere of a Literary Classic

A faithful retelling of one of America's most celebrated works of literature by one of America's most celebrated composers.

Carlisle Floyd takes this powerful and tragic story and infuses it with music that is at once dramatic and striking, but also haunting and lyrical.


In 1930's California two ranch workers - George and Lennie - travel the countryside from job to job, but hold fast to the dream of one day owning a piece of land. However, when fate forces this unlikely pair down a different path, they must say goodbye to their dream.

A heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

Read the full synopsis here.

YouTube Links

San Diego OperaTalk! with Nick Reveles: Of Mice and Men

Opera Australia: Barry Ryan, Anthony Dean Griffey- "An' we'll live off the fat of the land"

Kentucky Opera dress rehearsal footage + interview with Carlisle Floyd

Sarasota Opera interview with Carlisle Floyd

Interpreting a Character for Opera – Opera Australia interview with Anthony Dean Griffey

Composing an Opera – Opera Australia interview with Carlisle Floyd


Of Mice and Men CDs are available for purchase or loan.

Contact the box office at 204-944-8824 or click here for more details.


Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of
Of Mice and Men



Richardson Foundation



Room 1060, 555 Main Street, Wpg. R3B 1C3
(Lower Level, Centennial Concert Hall)
phone: 204.942.7479 | fax: 204.949.0377
e-mail: mbopera@manitobaopera.mb.ca
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