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Continuing its tradition of premiering new works, Batraxoi presented the new chamber opera "Ruwth" by Lotta Suter and Robert Griffin on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge MA and on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Mason NH Congregational Church. Here are initial, unedited recordings of the concerts.

Performance at Longy concert hall
Performance at Mason church

Based on the Biblical story of Ruth, the ancestress of King David, "Ruwth" continues the series begun with the operas "Yona" and "Sarai". Mark Latham conducted the premiere, with soloists Maria Ferrante as Ruwth, Jayne West as Na'omi and Donald Wilkinson as Boaz. For a full list of all performers and contributors, please see www.ruwth.com

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 in October 2011, based on the Biblical story of Jonah,

Sarai

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