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    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