Carlisle Floyd

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Carlisle Sessions Floyd (June 11, 1926 – September 30, 2021) was an American opera composer. Many of his songs were based on his life living in the American South. His best known opera, Susannah (1955), is based on a story from the Biblical Apocrypha. He was born in Latta, South Carolina.[1]

Floyd died in Tallahassee, Florida on September 30, 2021, at the age of 95.[2]

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  1. McFadden, Robert D. (2021-09-30). "Carlisle Floyd, Whose Operas Spun Fables of the South, Dies at 95". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  2. Salazar, Francisco (2021-09-30). "Obituary: American Opera Composer Carlisle Floyd Dies at 95". Opera Wire. Retrieved 2021-09-30.