Ramala: an American “Indianist” Opera
Musicological Lecture Concert and World Première Presentation
A. Scott Parry, director
Music by Charles Wakefield Cadman
Libretto by Nelle Richmond Eberhart and
Charles Wakefield Cadman’s unperformed 1939 opera gets a special lecture/concert presentation. Musicologist Katie Graber presents her research into this fascinating work based on Native American melodies, alternating with performances of scenes and songs from the opera. Featuring Kimberly Monzón (Ramala), Justin Fields (Aedeta), Dylan Davis (Nemaha), Elizabeth Blanquera (Megena), Samantha Stiner (Taene) and Thomas Petrushka (Obeska).
Featured in Columbus Alive (10/26/17)
Three more reasons to come see the World Première Performance of Ramala: An American “Indianist” Opera (Musicological Lecture presentation):
- National Opera Week (Oct. 27–Nov. 5)
- Opera Advocacy Day (Nov. 1)
- National Native American Heritage Month (November)
This event is free and open to the public.