Shot! - An Opera
Composer: Persis Anne Vehar
Librettist: Gabrielle Vehar
Other Artistic Personnel: David Grabarkewitz, Valerian Ruminski
Original Cast: John Packard (Leon Czolgosz)
Valerian Ruminski (President McKinley)
Carol Vaness (Ida McKinley)
Premiere Date: June 26, 2015
Description: Shot! is a dramatization of the assassination of Pres. McKinley at the 1901 Pan-Am Expo in Buffalo NY and his convalescence. Also depicted is the interrogation of the assassin Czolgosz and the death of the President.
Character List (Major): President McKinley (bass)
Ida McKinley (soprano)
Leon Czolgosz (baritone)
Vaudevillian (tenor)
Mr. Milburn (baritone)
Mrs. Milburn (soprano)
James Parker (bass)
Emma Goldman (soprano)
Length: 02:14
Total Acts: 2
Musical Style: Ms. Vehar was a student of Ned Rorem. Her style echoes Messian and Weill.
Contact: Valerian Ruminski
E-mail Address: valerianruminski@yahoo.com
Phone: (716) 332-0745
Composer Web Site: http://www.persisvehar.com
Publisher Web Site: http://www.nickelcityoperaco.com
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