The Libation Bearers (2001-04)

opera in one act on Aeschylus’ Choephoroi, 75 minutes
Libretto by Sarah B. Ferrario (trans. from the ancient Greek)

 

Orestes, son of Agamemnon, returns to Argos and kills his mother Klytemnestra to avenge his father’s murder at her hands.

 

Instrumentation: flute, oboe, violin, viola, cello, piano, 1 percussion

 

Audio:

We Have Come Bringing Libations


A Baby Cannot Speak


Hear Us, O Gods Who Are Our Allies

Performers: Kristin Green, mezzo-soprano, Sibylla, Catholic University Opera Theater

 

Opera website: http://music.cua.edu/libationbearers

With streaming video and audio of the 2004 concert premiere, with new film sequences

 

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