• Ramala: An American "Indianist" Opera, Musicological Lecture Concert

    Author(s):
    Katie Graber (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    American Musicological Society, Music and Sound
    Subject(s):
    20th-century American music, Anthropology, Native American/First Nations, Opera
    Item Type:
    Performance
    Tag(s):
    Charles Wakefield Cadman, Da O Ma, Daoma, Francis La Flesche
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M67K1J
    Abstract:
    Ohio State University Opera & Lyric Theatre presents "Ramala": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6HEzeWw9SI Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:30pm Weigel Auditorium Charles Wakefield Cadman, Francis La Flesche, and Nelle Richmond Eberhart began collaborating on this opera in 1908, at that time titled Daoma (sometimes spelled Da O Ma). In the 1930s, Cadman and Eberhart revised the opera and renamed it Ramala, often​ ​using ​ the subtitle Land of the Misty Water. La Flesche, an anthropologist and member of the Omaha tribe, provided recordings and transcriptions of Omaha music and the story for Ramala. Cadman composed music based on those tunes, and Eberhart and La Flesche worked together to write the libretto. The Ohio State University Opera & Lyric Theatre Ramala: an American “Indianist” Opera Music by Charles Wakefield Cadman Libretto by Nelle Richmond Eberhart and Francis La Flesche Directed by A. Scott Parry Presentation: Katie Graber Piano: Ryan Behan Ramala: Kimberly Monzon Aedeta: Justin Fields Nemaha: Dylan Davis Magena: Elizabeth BLanquera Taene: Samantha Stiner Obeska: Thomas Petrushka Video Production: Adam Bey
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    10 months ago
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