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Tobias Picker

Neo-romantic tragedian

Born 1954, New York, New York
About Tobias Picker

The success of Picker's first three dramatically effective and musically traditional operas earned him a commission from the Metropolitan Opera, where his An American Tragedy premiered in 2005.

  • Emmeline, opera in two acts
    Libretto by J. D. McClatchy after the novel by Judith Rossner.
    July 27, 1996, Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox, opera in three acts
    Libretto by Donald Sturrock after the book by Roald Dahl.
    December 9, 1998, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles, California
  • Thérèse Raquin, opera in two acts
    Libretto by Gene Scheer after the novel by Emile Zola.
    2001, Dallas Opera, Dallas, Texas
  • An American Tragedy, opera in two acts
    Libretto by Gene Scheer after the novel by Theodore Dreiser.
    December 2, 2005, Metropolitan Opera, New York, New York, Patricia Racette, Susan Graham, Nathan Gunn, Dolora Zajick, Jennifer Laramore, Kim Begley, cond. James Conlon (Met commission)

Discography Search for recordings of the music of Tobias Picker at Amazon.com

Tobias Picker

Thérèse Raquin (live recording of premiere production)

Dallas Opera/Jenkins

2 CD / Chandos 9659 (2002)

Tobias Picker


Racette/Ledbetter/Owens, Manahan

2 CD / Albany 284 (1998)

Last update: January 1, 2009