Of Mice and Men

Presented by Livermore Valley Opera

Carlisle Floyd, arguably the greatest of America’s 20th Century opera composers, adapts to the operatic stage Nobel Prize winning John Steinbeck’s powerful novella detailing a tragic story of two displaced migrant ranch workers in California during the Great Depression. Their dream of owning their own land one day ends instead in tragedy. The drama and powerful music will grip your heartstrings and the opera’s plea for compassion and hope is as timely now as when John Steinbeck wrote his novella in 1937. In the opinion of the late composer himself, this is his greatest operatic achievement.

Sung in English with English supertitles.

Pre-opera talk, one hour before each performance.

In partnership with The National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Ca.


Price Range:
$20 to $105

Program Items

Carlisle Floyd Composer


Matthew Pearce Lennie Small
Robert Mellon George Milton
Veronique Filloux Curley's Wife
Chad Somers Curley
Kirk Eichelberger Candy
Mark Jacobs Stage Director
Alex Katsman Conductor