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Continuing its tradition of premiering new works, Batraxoi will present the new chamber opera "Ruwth" by Lotta Suter and Robert Griffin on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (location in the Boston area) and Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Congregational Church in Mason NH. Here is a sample of the music (the chorus from Scene 3), recorded at our first rehearsal on April 28, 2014.

Chorus from Ruwth, Scene 2
Frank Kelley solo from Ruwth, Scene 3
Chorus from Ruwth, Scene 3
Tom Mitchell solo from Ruwth, Scene 4
Boaz solo from Ruwth, Scene 4
Elders chorus from Ruwth, Scene 4
Maria Ferrante solo and duet from Ruwth, Interlude 4
Chorus from Ruwth, Scene 5

Based on the Biblical story of Ruth, the ancestress of King David, it continues the series begun with the operas "Yona" and "Sarai". Mark Latham will be conducting the premiere, with soloists Maria Ferrante as Ruwth, Jayne West as Na'omi and Donald Wilkinson as Boaz.

Ruwth

Batraxoi presented the new chamber opera "Sarai" by Lotta Suter and Robert Griffin on October 19, 2013 and 20, 2013 at the Congregational Church in Mason NH. Based on the Biblical story of Sarai, the wife of Abraham, it continues the series begun with the opera "Yona".

Sarai

The performers in the premiere of "Sarai" are:

Mark Latham (Director)

Maria Ferrante (Sarai)
Garth Griffin (Eliezer)
Robert Griffin (Isaac as adult)
Frank Kelley (Pharaoh / Ishmael as adult)
Amy Knight (young Isaac)
Leslie McLean (young Ishmael)
Deborah Prince Smith (Hagar)
Lotta Suter (Rebekah)
Donald Wilkinson (Abram)

Beth Welty (violin)
Harriet Young (violin)
Rebecca Carle (viola)
Mark Meess (cello)
Chris Mewhinney (double-bass)

Batraxoi presented the chamber opera "Yona" by Lotta Suter and Robert Griffin on October 2011, based on the Biblical story of Jonah,

Sarai

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