The Thirteenth Child

Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore”

Forget about magic beans and bowls of porridge—this fairy tale is a “down-to-the-wire” thriller, inspired by the Brothers Grimm. A paranoid king banishes his twelve sons in favor of Lyra, the thirteenth child. When Princess Lyra learns about her long-lost brothers, she embarks on a quest to find them. Like all the best fairy tales, it has an enchanted forest, riddles, a handsome prince, a horrible mistake, and a nearly impossible feat for Princess Lyra to perform if everything is to be put right.

Poul Ruders is one of today’s most highly acclaimed composers. His operatic setting of The Handmaid’s Tale has been hailed as “a riveting, kaleidoscopic score” by The New York Times. To be conducted by Paul Daniel and directed by Darko Tresnjak, The Thirteenth Child is Ruders’ fifth opera and our sixteenth world premiere.

Don’t miss it, especially if you want to live happily ever after!


Performed at The Crosby Theatre


Season

2019

Music by

Poul Ruders

Libretto by

David & Becky Starobin

A World Premiere

With production underwriting support generously provided by David Henry Jacobs

Sung in

English

Instant Translation Screen

English
Spanish


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"Mr. Ruders is a prodigiously skilled and daringly imaginative craftsman"

Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

Artists

Kirsten MacKinnon
Kirsten MacKinnon

Lyra

Tamara Mumford
Tamara Mumford

Queen Gertrude

Joshua Dennis
Joshua Dennis

Frederic

Bradley Garvin
Bradley Garvin

Drokan

David Leigh
David Leigh

King Hjarne

Poul Ruders
Poul Ruders

Composer

Becky and David Starobin
Becky and David Starobin

Librettists

Paul Daniel
Paul Daniel

Conductor

Darko Tresnjak
Darko Tresnjak

Director

Alexander Dodge
Alexander Dodge

Scenic Design

Rita Ryack
Rita Ryack

Costume Design

York Kennedy
York Kennedy

Lighting Design

Aaron Rhyne
Aaron Rhyne

Projection Design

Lorin Latarro
Lorin Latarro

Choreography

Susanne Sheston
Susanne Sheston

Chorus Master

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Dining

Dining

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Tours

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Talks

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