UNL Opera premieres opera based on Sandoz novel on founding of Cozad

Tyler White (center) rehearses with Patrick McNally (left) and Matthew Gerhold.

calendar icon November 7, 2019 by Kathe C. Andersen

The Glenn Korff School of Music is premiering a new opera "The Gambler's Son" by composer Tyler Goodrich White and librettist Laura White. The opera is adapted from Mari Sandoz's 1960 novel, "Son of the Gamblin' Man," which tells the story of the gambler and townsite promoter who founded Cozad, Nebraska, and of his family, particularly his young son, who became the world-famous artist and teacher known as Robert Henri.

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