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John Charles Eaton

Synthesizer and microtonal pioneer

Born March 30, 1935, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
About John Eaton

Eaton, whose works include many short operas, is a pioneer in the use of electronic instruments in concert music and in the use of microtonalism

  • Ma Barker, opera in three acts
    Libretto by A. Gold.
  • Heracles, opera in three acts
    Libretto by M. Fried.
    October 10, 1968, Turin
  • Myshkin, opera in one act
    Libretto by Patrick Creagh.
    March 23, 1973, Bloomington, Indiana
  • The Lion and Androcles, comic opera
    Libretto by E. Walter and D. Anderson.
    May 1, 1974, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Danton and Robespierre, opera in three acts
    Libretto by Patrick Creagh.
    April 21, 1978, Bloomington, Indiana
  • The Cry of Clytemnestra (March 1, 1980, Bloomington, Indiana)
  • The Tempest (July 27, 1985, Santa Fe, New Mexico)
  • The Reverend Jim Jones (1989)
  • Let's Get This Show on the Road (1993)
  • Golk (1995)
  • Antigone (1999)
  • ...inasmuch (2002)
  • King Lear, opera in three acts
    Libretto by Laura Bates after Shakespeare.
    composed 2003-4

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John Eaton

Danton and Robespierre

Indiana University Opera Theater/Baldner

LP / Indiana University IUS 421 (1980)

Last update: January 1, 2009