Sara McKinnon
Composer: Randall Shinn
Librettist: Mark Medoff
Other Artistic Personnel: Colorado performance: Mark Medoff, Stage Director; Bruce Bergner, Set Designer; Steven Wallace, Lighting Designer; Tom Robbins, Costume Designer
Original Cast: Colorado Cast: Jennifer DeDominici (mezzo) as Sara, Patrick Mason as Sara's husband, Christopher McKim as Florentino, David Gurule as Bailador, Alex Richardson (tenor) as Felipe, Kathy Wurster as Celeste, Ashraf Sewailam (bass) as Mr. Singh, Leslie Whistler as Lily
Premiere Date: July 27, 2001
Producing Company: Doña Ana Lyric Opera, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces/CU Opera at the University of Colorado
Description: Sara McKinnon, an Englishwoman raised in India, moves to America following the death of her parents. She marries a Kansas lawman; he accepts a job in a New Mexico town after the Civil War. Her husband is gunned down the night they arrive in Vida Nueva.
Reviews: Amanda Husson, Las Cruces Sun-News, February 27, 2004; Wes Blomster, Boulder Daily Camera, April 25, 2003
Comments: The opera was composed in 2001 and revised in 2002.
Length: 02:20
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: Chorus
Musical Style: Tonal/modal with vernacular elements
Contact: Randall Shinn
Address: 8635 S. Los Feliz Drive
Tempe, AZ 85284
E-mail Address: rrshinn@randallshinn.com
Phone: 480-491-1741
Composer Web Site: http://www.randallshinn.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
Sara McKinnon (Shinn)
Thursday, April 24, 2003 - University of Colorado at Boulder
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