Poul Ruders, Becky Starobin, David Starobin
The Thirteenth ChildBridge Records
1 The Thirteenth Child, Act I: Drokan's Warning 03:29
2 Our House Endures0 2:25
3 The Softest Spoken 02:20
4 What Is This Madness? 01:37
5 Lilies, Red as Blood 03:53
6 The Night Air Groans 02:51
7 The Trembling of the Earth 01:31
8 Interlude I 00:43
9 Hjarne's Funeral 05:07
10 Interlude II 00:42
11 12 Brothers 04:42
12 The Lilies of Frohagord 05:20
13 Interlude III 00:26
14 Oh, Mother 04:22
15 Act II: The Forest 07:05
16 Food Song 02:07
17 A Riddle 01:42
18 My Secret 03:11
19 The Spell 06:33
20 Interlude IV 00:25
21 Light & Shadows 02:05
22 Frederic's Return 02:12
23 Keep My Beloved Safe 01:20
24 Fierce Winds of Change 03:45
25 The Lilies Bloom 04:14
26 The Shadows Lift 02:06
27 Together We Will Heal 01:23
The Thirteenth Child, a new opera by Danish composer Poul Ruders, is set to a libretto by Becky & David Starobin, based on a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. The Thirteenth Child was co-commissioned by The Santa Fe Opera and the Odense Symfoniorkester. This release coincides with The Santa Fe Opera productions: July 27 (world premiere), 31, August 9, 14, 21, 2019.
The recording features soprano Sarah Shafer as Princess Lyra; mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Queen Gertrude (Ms. Mumford will also create the role for The Santa Fe Opera production); bass-baritone Ashraf Sewailam as Drokan; bass Matt Boehler as King Hjarne; tenor David Portillo as Benjamin; tenor Alasdair Kent as Prince Frederic and Toke, and bass Alex Rosen as Corbin. The Odense Symfoniorkester and the Bridge Academy Singers are conducted by David Starobin and Benjamin Shwartz, with Amber Evans, chorus master.
Ingenious Poul Ruders score for 'The Thirteenth Child' blends gothic foreboding with music-hall brio / beyondcriticism
The Forest Food Song A Riddle Another new piece of music theater, presented on our show the morning after the world premiere at the Santa Fe Opera. Based on "The Twelve Brothers," a lesser-known tale from the Brothers Grimm. A king threatens his queen with the death of their twelve sons unless the thirteenth child, still in the womb, turns out to be a girl. The queen arranges for the boys'...
Poul Ruder's 'Thirteenth Child' is an opera of expressive breadth and depth / SHARPS & FLATIRONS
Santa Fe Opera has five operas in production this summer, continuing through Aug. 24 including; the world premiere of The Thirteenth Child by Poul Ruders. Danish composer Poul Ruders has written several operas on dark subjects-Kafka's Trial, Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale and and Lars von Trier's film Dancer in the Dark-but he wanted something different for his fifth opera. He turn...
Chatter previews the work of Poul Ruders / Albuquerque Journal
Next week's Chatter Sunday at the offers a preview of the idiosyncratic work of Danish composer Poul Ruders. The composer of the Santa Fe Opera's world premiere "The Thirteenth Child," Ruders also is the author of a vast array of chamber and orchestral music. "The Thirteenth Child" opens July 27. The Chatter lineup at the Las Puertas Event Center includes American soprano Grace Kahl, guitarist Daniel War...
Meet the husband and wife team behind Bridge records, in preparation for 'The Thirteenth Child' world premiere at this year's Santa Fe Opera Festival / Opera Now
The Thirteenth Child, a new opera by Danish composer Poul Ruders, is set to a libretto by Becky & David Starobin, based on a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. The Thirteenth Child was co-commissioned by The Santa Fe Opera and the Odense Symfoniorkester. This release coincides with The Santa Fe Opera productions: July 27 (world premiere), 31, August 9, 14, 21, 2019. The recording ...
Bridge Records issues world premiere recording of The Thirteenth Child / Fanfare Q&A
Bridge Records has issued the world premiere recording of The Thirteenth Child. The opera, based upon a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, features music by Danish composer Poul Ruders, and a libretto by Becky and David Starobin (respectively, Bridge's President, and Founder and Director of A&R). I spoke with Becky and David about the creation, recording, and staged performances of The Thirteenth Child. ...
With a wonderfully singable libretto 'The Thirteenth Child' ensnares the listener's heart / Voix des Arts
Adapted from Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm's story ‘Die zwölf Brüder,' Danish composer Poul Ruder's two-act opera The Thirteenth Child is a setting of an atmospheric, wonderfully singable libretto by Becky and David Starobin, the founders of Bridge Records. Under their guidance, this world-première recording, the release of which coincides with the opening of the opera's inaugural produc...
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