Leonard Lehrman's Operas
--with links to production photos, posters and videos



Idiots First (1973)
  • one-act opera on story by Bernard Malamud,
    begun by Marc Blitzstein, completed by Leonard Lehrman

    Karla (1974)
  • one-act opera based on Bernard Malamud's
    "Notes from a Lady at a Dinner Party"

    Sima (1976)
  • two-act opera based on Edgar Lehrman's translation
    of David Aizman's "Krasovitsky Couple"

    Hannah (1980)
  • three-act opera in collaboration with Orel Odinov
    based on Talmudic Chanukah legends

    The Family Man (1984)
  • one-character one-act opera based on story by Mikhail Sholokhov

    The Birthday of the Bank (1988)
  • one-act opera based on Anton Chekhov's farce "Yubilei,"
    commissioned for Lake George by Opera America

    New World (1991)
  • two-act opera opera about what Columbus did to the "Indians"
    commissioned by The Puffin Foundation

    Suppose A Wedding (1996)
  • one-act opera based on scene of a play by Bernard Malamud
    commissioned by The Puffin Foundation

    Sacco and Vanzetti (2001)
  • three-act opera begun by Marc Blitzstein, completed by Leonard Lehrman
    commissioned originally by The Ford Foundation for The Metropolitan Opera
    completion commissioned in part by The Puffin Foundation

    The Wooing (2003)
  • one-act opera on libretto by Abel Meeropol
    based on Anton Chekhov's "The Boor"

    The Triangle Fire (2016)
  • one-act opera on libretto by Ellen Frankel
    Premiered Sep. 4, 2016, American Labor Museum, Haledon, NJ,
    and Sep. 11, 2016, Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ.
    Further performances planned for 2017 at Long Beach Public Library 3/15,
    Community Church in Manhattan 3/12,
    and elsewhere in NY 3/18, 3/23 & 3/26.