Vocal Selections from SEARCHING THE PAINTED SKY, THE OPERA - Vocal Collection
MHD - V006, ISBN: 978-0-9936645-0-2
Searching the Painted Sky is the story of two sisters, Leda, an older teenager, and Lulu, a young girl, who have lost their mother to illness and are now living in poverty with their father. Although their laidback and gambling dad loves his kids, he is not always the greatest at providing them necessities. After a run-in with an exotic fortune teller, Leda's life takes a turn into fantasy, complete with strange, funny and fantastical characters.
The opera, inspired by the art song collection Searching the Painted Sky was written for and premiered by The Youth Opera of El Paso directed by Kimberley Wolfenbarger-Nakamoto at the 2014 National Opera Association Convention in New York City. Please contact M.H. Duncan directly regarding any interest in staging the opera.