Lincoln's Happiest Night
Composer: Lionel Lackey
Librettist: Lionel Lackey
Other Artistic Personnel: Dr. Carol Fisher Mathieson, Opera Workshop Director
Original Cast: Abraham Lincoln - Jarrod Hendricks; Mary Lincoln - Vanessa Mathes; Tad Lincoln - Cheri Provancha; Street Crier - Christina Mayfield; John Wilkes Booth - Ivan Acosta
Premiere Date: February 22, 2003
Producing Company: Culver-Stockton College Division of Fine Arts, Canton, MO
Description: At the White House, April 14, 1865, Abraham and Mary Lincoln plan for a brighter future as they prepare to leave for Ford's Theatre. After a blackout, they are spotlighted sitting together; John Wildes Booth silently approaches. After another blackout, 3 citizens eulogize Lincoln.
Length: 00:11
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: pf accomp
Musical Style: late 19th century harmony, set pieces, frequently recurring themes and motifs
Contact: Lionel Lackey
Address: 158 Woodland Shores Road
Charleston, SC 29412
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