John Harbison was already an accomplished songwriter when he was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera to write the first new piece premiered at the Met in seven years, his Great Gatsby.
- Winter's Tale
Libretto by the composer after the play by William Shakespeare.
composed c. 1974; premiere 1979, San Francisco, California
- A Full Moon in March, chamber opera in one act
Libretto by the composer after the play by W. B. Yeats.
1977, New York, New York
- The Great Gatsby
Libretto by the composer after the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
December 20, 1999, Metropolitan Opera, New York, New York
Last update: January 1, 2009