SAVITRI & SAM is a full-length opera composed by John Mills-Cockell with libretto by Ken Gass.
A workshop presentation of 95 minutes from the opera was held at The Citadel (home of Coleman, Lemieux & Co) in September, 2013, starring Zorana Sadiq (Savitri), Michael Barrett (Sam), Marion Newman (Sarindar) and Giles Tompkins (Manjinder), conducted by Gregory Oh and directed by Ken Gass, co-produced by Canadian Rep Theatre and Savitri Project Collective. Lighting was by André Dutoit, sound run by jmc with a full range sound system courtesy of William Blakeney and Long & Mcquade.
A review by Leslie Barcza in Barczablog, called the presentation “a stunning achievement.”
A follow-up workshop presentation is planned for August 2016, with the aim of a full production within the next two years.
Aria”What Am I to Do Now?” from Savitri And Sam with soprano Zorana Sadiq (Act I Sc 7)