The Song of the Lark


2h 2001

Brief Synopsis

An adaptation of Willa Cather's novel about a young woman's struggle to achieve her destiny -- a struggle that takes her from a small Colorado town to the opera stages of the world. Thea Kronborg, a talented and beautiful young woman growing up in 1890s Colorado, travels to Chicago to make or break

Film Details

Also Known As
ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection (05/02/01), Song of the Lark
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

An adaptation of Willa Cather's novel about a young woman's struggle to achieve her destiny -- a struggle that takes her from a small Colorado town to the opera stages of the world. Thea Kronborg, a talented and beautiful young woman growing up in 1890s Colorado, travels to Chicago to make or break her musical career. A succession of men aids her in this quest: Herr Wunsch, an alcoholic piano teacher who nurtures her life's passion of music; Dr. Archie, Thea's patron and ardent admirer; Fred Ottenburg, the millionaire love of Thea's life, who hides a calamitous secret; Ray Kennedy, an infatuated railroad worker who leaves Thea his life savings after his sudden death; Spanish Johnny, a guitar-playing free-spirit in Thea's hometown; and Andor Harsanyi, a kind-hearted Chicago music teacher who convinces Thea to give up piano to concentrate on voice training with the egotistical singing coach Madison Bowers.

Crew

Robert Anderson

Production Sound Mixer

Steven Ashley

Producer

Rick Blumenthal

Unit Production Manager

Micky Blythe

Editing

Helen Butler

Costume Designer

Kathleen Cahill

Editor

Marcia Calosio

Set Decorator

Willa Cather

Source Material (From Novel)

Jenny Cowen

Assistant

Erin Delaney

Post-Production

Donald P H Eaton

Assistant Director

Rebecca Eaton

Executive Producer

Corky Ehlers

Editor

Andrew M Endsley

Assistant Property Master

Meghan Fallon

Production Assistant

Charles Fox

Music

Terry Hall

Gaffer

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Olivia Harris

Casting

Vicky Herman

Production Consultant

Anne Hopkins

Executive Producer

Marilyn Horne

Consultant

Ann M Houlihan

Assistant Director

Phyllis Huffman

Casting

J. Stanley Johnston

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Doug Kent

Sound Editor

Steve Kinyoun

Construction Coordinator

Robin Knight

Key Grip

Stephen Kulczycki

Executive Producer

Jo Ann Lam

Costumes

Harriette Landau

Makeup Artist

Andrea Lapins

Associate Producer

Jo Leachman-mcillece

Production Coordinator

Michael Lohmann

Assistant Camera Operator

Yo-yo Ma

Theme Music Performer

Joseph Maurer

Writer

Rodger Maus

Production Designer

David Moll

Property Master

Doug Moreno

Production Accountant

Tom Neuwirth

Director Of Photography

Miles O'fun

Sound

Mike Painter

Transportation Coordinator

Steve Pawera

Other

Dorothea G Petrie

Producer

June Petrie

Coproducer

Vicky Phillips

Hair Stylist

Elmo Ponsdomenech

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Marian Rees

Executive Producer

Sally J Roddy

Script Supervisor

Jami Rogers

Production

Rita Salazar

Costume Supervisor

Beth Simanaitis

Assistant

Tony Smith

Color

Tim Leary Swan

Location Manager

Charles Sydnor

Music Editor

Laura Tryon

Other

Val Underwood

Other

Ralph Watson

Camera Operator

David O Weathers

Sound Editor

Lynn Wegenka

Assistant Director

John Williams

Theme Music

Scott Williams

Hair Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection (05/02/01), Song of the Lark
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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