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Sara McKinnon
Randall Shinn
Mark Medoff
Colorado performance: Mark Medoff, Stage Director; Bruce Bergner, Set Designer; Steven Wallace, Lighting Designer; Tom Robbins, Costume Designer
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
July 27, 2001
Doña Ana Lyric Opera, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces/CU Opera at the University of Colorado
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.
Amanda Husson, Las Cruces Sun-News, February 27, 2004; Wes Blomster, Boulder Daily Camera, April 25, 2003
The opera was composed in 2001 and revised in 2002.
Tonal/modal with vernacular elements
Randall Shinn
8635 S. Los Feliz Drive
Tempe, AZ 85284
Schedule of Performances Listings
Sara McKinnon (Shinn)
Thursday, April 24, 2003 - University of Colorado at Boulder

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