July 27, 2019 | Santa Fe Opera
The Thirteenth Child
Composer:Poul Ruders
Librettist:Becky StarobinDavid Starobin
Synopsis
In April of 2016, the Danish composer Poul Ruders finished composing a ‘fairytale opera’ in two acts, entitled “The Thirteenth Child”. The opera suggested itself to Poul while reading a cryptic short story by The Brothers Grimm. David & Becky Starobin co-wrote the opera’s libretto during 2012 and 2013, and Poul started composing the opera not long after that.

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Santa Fe OperaThe Thirteenth Child7/27/2019 - 8/21/2019


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Number of Acts
2

Original Cast
Kirsten MacKinnon (Lyra)
Tamara Mumford (Queen Gertrude)
Joshua Dennis (Frederic)
Bradley Garvin (Drokan)
David Leigh (King Hjarne)



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