Continuing its tradition of premiering new works, Batraxoi presented the new chamber opera "Sarai" by Lotta Suter and Robert Griffin on October 19th and 20th 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".
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)
The story "A Cradle for the Child", presented on Sunday December 19, 2010 and Sunday January 9, 2011 in the Congregational Church in Mason, NH, has been published in
A Cradle for the Child
available at the Beinn Ard Publishing page at the Atlas Books site.
The Midwife of Bethlehem, illustrated by Elizabeth Auer, is now also available from Atlas Books. It is based on the text of the chamber opera of the same name by Robert Griffin, premiered by Batraxoi in December 2009.