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Poul Ruders, Becky Starobin, David Starobin

The Thirteenth Child

Bridge Records

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07/27/2019 - Santa Fe Opera
07/31/2019 - Santa Fe Opera
08/09/2019 - Santa Fe Opera
08/14/2019 - Santa Fe Opera
08/21/2019 - Santa Fe Opera
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  
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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. 
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