Lost Daughters (An Opera in One Act) - Scene 4 Excerpt

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Katherine Bruton, Soprano/Marysa Abbas, Mezzo-Soprano/Jessica Hiltabidle, Contralto
Music by Ross Crean/Libretto by Katherine Arathoon

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Lost Daughters - An Opera in One Act
Music by Ross Crean
Libretto by Katherine Arathoon

Recorded live at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH
Commissioned and Performed by the Oberlin Mozart Players
May 7th, 2017

Conducted by JP Jennings

The Queen of the Night - Katherine Bruton, Soprano
Clytemnestra - Jessica Hiltabidle, Mezzo-Soprano
Mrs. Darling - Marysa Abbas, Mezzo-Soprano

SYNOPSIS

The Queen of the Night, Mrs. Darling, and Clytemnestra reconvene repeatedly to a desolate wasteland, where they return each time someone is done reading their stories. They then discuss the losses of each of their daughters, one by death, one by estrangement, and one by intervalic disappearance. It's also about how these three very different women come together to express their grief and eventually, with the discovery that they relive this story and these feelings on repeat, decide to try and end the cycle.

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