Patience & Sarah
Composer: Paula M. Kimper
Librettist: Wende Persons
Other Artistic Personnel: Doug Moser, director; Marie Anne Chiment, set and costume designer; Steven Osgood, Conductor
Original Cast: Lori Philips (Patience); Elaine Valby (Sarah); Barton Green (Peel)
Premiere Date: July 08, 1998
Producing Company: American Opera Projects, Inc.
Description: In the words of Robert Hilferty of "Opera News", "PATIENCE & SARAH unfolds in a small town in Connecticut in 1816. Two unusual women--Patience White, a painter, and Sarah Dowling, an ax-toting tomboy in breeches--come together romantically in spite of harsh imperatives of puritanical America."
Character List (Major): Lori Philips (Patience); Elaine Valby (Sarah); Barton Green (Peel)
Reviews: Robert Hilferty, www.metoperafamily.org/operanews/_archive/998/InReview.998.html
Video Clip:
Length: 02:25
Total Acts: 3
Musical Style: Lyrical and melodic; folk-inspired
Contact: Charles Jarden, Managing Director, American Opera Projects, Inc.
Address: 138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
E-mail Address: info@operaprojects.org
Phone: 718-398-4024
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