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Libretto by Monica Sánchez Escuer


2sopranos, mezzo-soprano, 3tenors, flute, percussion, piano, violin, contrabass

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Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon Music)

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Ana Soprano
Sombra Mezzo-Soprano

ANA Y SU SOMBRA is an hour long humorous and joyous exploration of the migrant experience. Ana is a little girl whose family has moved from Mexico to America. She doesn’t feel she belongs, she misses her home and her friends, and longs to return. Her shadow, however, loves the adventure of a new place and wishes to remain in America. They fight and decide to call it quits from each other. During their respective journeys they learn the meaning of home and of voyaging, and find a peace in their new life together.

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