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Ruwth: a Chamber Opera

A project in South Berwick, ME by Robert W. Griffin and Lotta Suter

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"Ruwth" is a new chamber opera by Lotta Suter (librettist) and Robert W. Griffin (composer)
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Funded: $3,315 of $19,500
Dates: Apr 28th -> May 28th (30 days)
Project By: Robert W. Griffin and Lotta Suter
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Latest News

The Stories of “Ruwth”

May 25th - via:
The plot of “Ruwth” is built around three relationships. First, there is the relationship between Naomi and Ruwth, in which Naomi’s initial despair is transformed by the love celebrated in this final duet between the two women in Scene 4, sung... (Read More)

new audio clips from our "Ruwth" read-through

May 20th - via:
I've uploaded several short audio clips from our read-through of "Ruwth" several weeks ago. Solo by Maria Ferrante and duet with Amy Knight from Interlude 4 Chorus of elders from Scene 4 Solo by Frank Kelley from Scene 3 Chorus from Scene 2  (Read More)

Second video clip from "Ruwth" read-through

May 19th - via:
We've just posted a second set of video clips from our "Ruwth" read-through (plus an introductory webcam recorded from my hotel room at EMCworld) on Youtube here  (   We hope you enjoy it!  (Read More)

Video clip of our first rehearsal for "Ruwth"

May 11th - via:
We've posted a short video clip from our first rehearsal for "Ruwth" here. More to come soon!  (Read More)

Short audio clip from our first rehearsal of "Ruwth"

May 8th - via:
I've uploaded a short clip of chorus and orchestra from Scene 3 of Ruwth. Wild grassland turns to pasture and hillsides blossom with joy. Meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep, Valleys are carpeted with barley grain. Let us shout and sing in... (Read More)

Why do you use the unusual transliteration (and to some degree pronunciation) of "Ruwth" and "Na'omi" and other names?

May 5th - via:
We are using the transliterations "Ruwth" and "Na'omi" to bring these and other names closer to their Hebrew sources, rather than to their pronunciation in common English or American usage. (see... (Read More)

Clarification on FAQ

May 3rd - via:
The FAQ referenced in the last post is all the way at the bottom of the home page. Just to be sure that they the questions and answers are easily visible, here they are as well: Why did you choose the story of Ruth as the basis for this opera?  As... (Read More)

FAQ added to our Ruwth project

May 2nd - via:
We've just added a FAQ with some of the questions we've received. Thanks to everyone who has contacted us and everyone who has contributed!  (Read More)

Rehearsals have begun!

April 29th - via:
We had our first full rehearsal last night, reading through the whole of "Ruwth", beginning to end. We'll post some pictures and clips very soon!  (Read More)

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