My Three Months in Mexico snapshot
“My Three Months in Mexico” is a full-length opera-musical set in Mexico (2 hrs 42 min not including intermission). The story is a work of fiction by the composer. Set in 1984, the drama takes place in three locales: Act 1) the west-central mountain city of Colima; Act 2) the sleepy south-west coastal town of Puerto Angel; and Act 3) the southern mountain city Oaxaca. Other than a handful of spoken lines, the show is entirely sung and is an eclectic blend of ranchera (Mexican), romantico (Mexican), rock, jazz, pop and classical styles.
My Three Months in Mexico plot
Lionel, a twenty-seven year old back-packing Canadian, has traveled to Mexico for the winter to “get away” from the expectations of family back home and do some soul searching. Upon arrival, he becomes involved in an unlikely romance with Guadalupe, a twenty-three year old market girl, who dreams of going to California in pursuit of a better life. Through a series of comic, romantic and frantic episodes occurring over a three month period, the headstrong duo take us on a thought provoking journey which ultimately ends in heartache.
Three Months in Mexico singer credits
(on the 1990 sampler recording)
Patricia O'Callaghan: Guadalupe (f.k.a. Elisa)
Blair Young: Lionel (f.k.a. Eric)
Michael Jones: Chabelo
Shelagh Tyreman: Isabel
Patricia O'Callaghan, Blair Young, Michael Jones, Shelagh Tyreman, Chris Ryan: Chorus
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MY THREE MONTHS IN MEXICO | abridged libretto (CLICK TO VIEW PDF)
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